95 Division 1 Men’s Programs Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

A total of 95 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Swimming and Diving earned the College Swim Coaches Association (CSCAA) Scholar All-American Team Honors by earning an average GPA of 3.0 or better. The Harvard Crimson, coached by Kevin Tyrrell, had the highest GPA among the 95 with 3.59.

Nine of the top ten point scoring teams at the NCAA Championships earned the honor as well, including the National Champion Texas Longhorns. The 6th place Alabama Crimson had the highest GPA of any team that placed in the top ten at NCAAs with 3.44. The list of the top ten is as follows:

  • Texas Longhorns, 1st Place at NCAAs (541.5 pts), 3.10 GPA
  • Florida Gators, 3rd Place at NCAAs (334 pts), 3.04 GPA
  • NC State Wolfpack, 4th Place at NCAAs (314 pts), 3.24 GPA
  • Georgia Bulldogs, 5th Place at NCAAs (239.5 pts), 3.25 GPA
  • Alabama Crimson Tide, 6th Place at NCAAs (225 pts), 3.44 GPA
  • Tennessee Volunteers, 7th Place at NCAAs (188 pts), 3.26 GPA
  • Missouri Tigers, 8th Place at NCAAs (184 pts), 3.13 GPA
  • Indiana Hoosiers, 9th Place at NCAAs (180.5 pts), 3.41 GPA
  • Auburn Tigers, 10th Place at NCAAs (167 pts), 3.16 GPA

Below is a complete list of the CSCAA Scholar All America Team Award winners.

GPA                  Institution                                                 Head Coach

3.44 Alabama Dennis Pursely
3.13 American Mark Davin
3.23 Arizona State Bob Bowman
3.16 Auburn Brett Hawke
3.14 Ball State Bob Thomas
3.25 Binghamton Bradley Smith
3.06 Boston College Tom Groden
3.29 Brigham Young John Brooks
3.46 Brown Chris Ip
3.17 Bryant Katie Cameron
3.02 Bucknell Dan Schinnerer
3.42 Canisius Scott Vanderzell
3.23 Cincinnati Mandy DiSalle
3.39 Cleveland State Paul Graham
3.11 Colgate Andy Waeger
3.37 Columbia Jim Bolster
3.14 Cornell Wes Newman
3.29 Dartmouth Jim Wilson
3.34 Davidson John Young
3.35 Denver Brian Schrader
3.27 Drexel Adam Braun
3.26 Duke Dan Colella
3.06 East Carolina Rick Kobe
3.38 Eastern Illinois Jacqueline Michalski
3.28 Eastern Michigan Peter Linn
3.15 Evansville Rickey Perkins
3.27 Fairfield Janelle Atkinson-Wignall
3.04 Florida Gregg Troy
3.03 Florida Atlantic Lara Preacco
3.13 Florida State John Proctor
3.24 Fordham Steve Potsklan
3.26 Gardner-Webb Mike Simpson
3.09 George Washington James Winchester
3.25 Georgia Jack Bauerle
3.10 Georgia Tech Courtney Hart
3.18 Grand Canyon Steve Schaffer
3.59 Harvard Kevin Tyrrell
3.12 Hawaii Victor Wales
3.08 Illinois-Chicago Tim Loeffler
3.41 Indiana Ray Looze
3.11 Iona Nick Cavataro
3.08 IUPUI Matt Bos
3.28 Lafayette Jim Dailey
3.30 Lehigh Rob Herb
3.06 Louisiana State Dave Geyer
3.36 Loyola (MD) Brian Loeffler
3.14 Manhattan Joseph Murtha
3.19 Marist Larry VanWagner
3.23 Miami (OH) Pete Lindsay
3.18 Michigan Michael Bottom
3.40 Michigan State Matt Gianiodis
3.09 Minnesota Kelly Kremer
3.13 Missouri Greg Rhodenbaugh
3.54 Missouri State Dave Collins
3.06 Monmouth (NJ) Matthew Nunnally
3.24 NC State Braden Holloway
3.23 Niagara Ben Nigro
3.05 NJIT Michael Lawson
3.22 North Carolina Rich DeSelm
3.22 North Dakota Chris Maiello
3.13 Northwestern Jarod Schroeder
3.27 Notre Dame Michael Litzinger
3.18 Oakland Pete Hovland
3.13 Ohio State Bill Wadley
3.04 Old Dominion Carol Withus
3.42 Penn Mike Schnur
3.14 Pittsburgh John Hargis
3.35 Princeton C. Rob Orr
3.22 Providence John O’Neill
3.20 Purdue Dan Ross
3.21 Rider Steve Fletcher
3.08 Seattle Craig Nisgor
3.16 Seton Hall Ron Farina
3.40 SMU Eddie Sinnott
3.35 South Carolina McGee Moody
3.09 South Dakota State Brad Erickson
3.13 Southern Cal David Salo
3.46 Southern Illinois Rick Walker
3.13 St. Bonaventure Sean McNamee
3.31 Stanford Ted Knapp
3.26 Tennessee Matt Kredich
3.10 Texas Eddie Reese
3.02 Texas A&M Jay Holmes
3.10 Texas Christian Richard Sybesma
3.01 Towson Jake Shrum
3.04 UNLV Bobby Folan
3.18 Utah Joe Dykstra
3.28 Villanova Rick Simpson
3.09 Virginia Tech Ned Skinner
3.17 William & Mary Matt Crispino
3.06 Wisconsin Whitney Hite
3.19 Wright State Kyle Oaks
3.20 Wyoming TJ Johnson
3.04 Xavier Brent MacDonald
3.57 Yale Tim Wise

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Aren’t there about 134 men’s D1 programs? 95 make this list. Interesting to note the teams that didn’t make the list. Especially one public ivy.


What is a public Ivy? Never heard of that category.


Public ivies are state schools that are highly selective and/or relatively academically rigorous (in many if not most fields).

Cal and UVA do not appear to have made this list.

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