STANFORD, Calif. — For their performances in the classroom as well as the pool, eight members of the Stanford women’s swimming and diving team were among those achieving Scholar All-American honors, as selected by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Senior management science and engineering major Katie Olsen, junior psychology major Julia Anderson and freshmen Lindsey Engel and Simone Manuel were named to the first team. Honorable mention honorees included Alex Clay, Haley Sims, Jaynie Pulte and Sloane Brazina.
To be selected to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, swimmers and/or divers must have achieved a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving national championships.
Across all divisions for both men and women, the CSCAA selected a record 810 swimmers and divers to its Scholar All-America team with an additional 1,078 swimmers and divers recognized as honorable mention selections. A total of 284 institutions, up from 243 a year ago, placed at least one swimmer or diver on the either the first team or honorable mention lists.
“Swimmers and divers truly embody the student-athlete ethos and are well-known for earning some of the highest GPAs on campus,” said CSCAA executive director Joel Shinofield. “With nearly half of all national championship qualifiers producing GPA’s higher than 3.50, you see swimming and diving adds so much to value to a campus community. These accomplishments are impressive and a sign of the success they will carry on through life, positively representing their schools along the way.”
Founded in 1922, the CSCAA – the oldest organization of college coaches in America – is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the collegiate level.
Swimming news courtesy of Stanford Swimming & Diving.