Navy’s Micah Oh Wins NCAA’s Elite 90 Award For Men’s Swim/Dive

Navy senior Micah Oh won the NCAA’s Elite 90 Award for Men’s Swimming & Diving, Navy’s first-ever winner.

The award is given each year to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average who competes at the NCAA Championships in the sport. In order to be eligible athletes must have been a member of their team for at least two years and be an active participant at the championship competition.

Oh was on the bubble for an NCAA invite this year, but earned his bid when Texas scratched out their final two swimmers to get under NCAA roster limits. He finished 36th in the 200 fly (1:45.01) and 49th in the 200 IM (1:48.39) at last week’s NCAA Championships.

Oh has a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average. He’s an honors applied mathematics major, according to the Navy press release.. He was also the 2020 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year in men’s swimming & diving, and was named the 2020 Patriot League Swimmer of the Year.

He becomes the first Navy athlete ever to win the NCAA’s Elite 90 award, which has recognized one athlete per sport since the 2009-2010 school year. Only three Patriot League athletes have ever won the award: Loyola lacrosse player Chris Myers in 2016 and American wrestler Daniel Mitchell back in 2012.

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Vanilla Gorilla
3 years ago

Navy grad here, it’s hard to explain how difficult it is to get a 4.0 at the boat school. Incredible accomplisment Micah. Bravo Zulu

3 years ago

An achievement at any level and even more so at a Service Academy! A great young man. Way to go Micah. Go Navy!

3 years ago

That’s so awesome! Congratulations, Micah! GO NAVY!

3 years ago

Let’s gooooo

Jim Nickell
3 years ago

Congratulations Micah!!!

3 years ago

Congratulations Micah! What an honor!

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