The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has named 789 swimmers and divers Scholar All-Americans for the 2020-2021 season.
This award is given to student athletes who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and qualified to compete at their national championships.
This number is slightly more than half the 1,479 athletes who were awarded in 2020.
A total of 286 schools placed one or more individuals on the first-team or second-team.
Second-team selections, or honorable mentions, had to achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher and a ‘B’ cut for their respective national championships.
Texas led the nation with 23 first-team selections, one more than Keiser.
Kentucky’s women’s program had the most first-team selections in DI, totaling 12 selections. This year they won their first-ever SEC Championships title. Texas men led all men’s Division I teams with 14 first-team selections.
Grand Valley and Queens (NC) both had 10 first-team selections to top Division II women while Indianapolis and Drury had 10 first-team selections to top Division II men.
In Division III, Denison had 10 first-team selections to lead the women and 11 selections to lead the men in a tie with Johns Hopkins.
Keiser led both men and women in the NAIA with 10 first-team selections on the women’s side and 12 selections on the men’s side. Southwestern Oregon topped the NJCAA with 14 first-team selections.
For the third consecutive season, the Southeastern Conference had the most first-team selections with 114 selections.
Between both first-team and second-time award winners, the top three majors they are pursuing include the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) field (more than 30%), Business (23%), and Social Sciences (13%), according to the CSCAA.