Men’s And Women’s Swimming & Diving Teams Earn Academic Recognition From CSCAA

Posted on July 16th, 2013 by

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St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have been recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for their efforts in the classroom this past season.  Both the men’s and the women’s squads were honored as CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams, while several individual swimmers were recognized as Scholar All-Americans.

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America is the oldest professional organization of college coaches in America.  The CSCAA is dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the collegiate level.

The Team Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester/term and in the semester/term of the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).

The Gustavus women’s team earned the honor after turning in a cumulative team grade point average of 3.34.  The Gustie men made the list of honorees with a team GPA of 3.06.  Connecticut College led the way on the women’s side with a 3.66 GPA, while Principia College was the top men’s squad with a 3.74 GPA.

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) was once again well represented on both the Men’s and Women’s Scholar All-America Teams.  On the women’s side, eight schools including St. Catherine University (3.53), Saint Mary’s University (3.47), Carleton College (3.37), the University of St. Thomas (3.35), Macalester College (3.34), Concordia College (3.26), and the College of Saint Benedict (3.23) were recognized.  On the men’s side, the MIAC was recognized by five institutions including the St. Thomas (3.39), Carleton (3.24), Macalester (3.22), and Saint Mary’s (3.03).

Gusties receiving individual honors from the CSCAA included Sarah Hund (Sr., Willmar, Minn.), Katie Olson (So., North Oaks, Minn.), Alissa Tinklenberg (Jr., Willmar, Minn.), Ross Larson (So., Brookings, S.D.), and Jacob Stern (Fr., Rosemount, Minn.).  Hund, Olson, and Tinklenberg took home Scholar All-American First Team honors, while Larson and Stern earned a place on the Scholar All-American Honorable Mention Team.

The Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have qualified for and competed at their respective national championship. The award is presented in the semester of the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).

The Honorable Mention Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have achieved a “B” time standard, but have not qualified to compete in their respective national championship. Divers qualify by competing at their respective championship qualifying meets.  The award is presented in the semester of the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).

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