AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn swimming and diving program completed a successful year in the pool and the classroom as 19 student-athletes were selected as Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming Coaches Associate of America (CSCAA), the organization announced Wednesday.
To qualify for Scholar All-America recognition, a student-athlete must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have qualified and competed at that year’s NCAA Championships. Athletes that had a 3.5 or better GPA and recorded an NCAA provisional qualifying time or zone diving score but did not qualify for the NCAA Championships are named to the Honorable Mention squad.
On the women’s side, seven Auburn swimmers picked up first team honors: Cinzia Calabretta, McKenna DeBever, Ashton Ellzey, Valerie Hull, Natasha Lloyd, Carly Scheper and Zoe Thatcher. Five more women earned honorable mention nods: Morgan Mullins, Sarah Peterson, Genny Pittman, Sarah Reynolds and Shanna Schuelein.
Five Auburn men were named to the Scholar All-America first team: Peter Holoda, Fraser McKean, Jacob Molacek, Joe Patching and Justin Youtsey. Tommy McKee and Pete Turnham collected honorable mention selections.
In addition, Auburn’s men’s and women’s teams were chosen as Scholar All-America Teams by the CSCAA. The Auburn women posted a 3.14 GPA to make the CSCAA Team Scholar All-America list, while the men also received national honors with a 3.09 GPA.
The Team Scholar All-American Award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester and again in the spring to recognize teams achieving a 3.0 in the semester coinciding with the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
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.
Swimming news courtesy of Auburn Swimming & Diving.