BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Vermont women’s swimming and diving team has been designated as a Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The Catamounts posted team GPA of 3.34 during the spring semester of the 2014-15 academic year.
Senior Ilsa Feierabend was one of 41 athletes to be named an America East Presidential Scholar-Athlete in May. She won the athletic department’s Wasson Athletic Prize as the top female scholar-athlete in the senior class, graduating with a 3.78 GPA as a communications sciences and disorders major.
Feierabend and Elena Melloni were both named to the America East All-Academic Team for the second consecutive year in 2014-15. The duo helped lead the Catamounts to an 8-2 record in the regular season. Vermont set a new program record with 662 team points at the America East Championships while tying its best-ever finish with third place.
This season, a record 406 collegiate swimming and diving programs were recognized as Scholar All-America Teams. Nearly 70-percent of all NCAA swimming and diving programs earned GPA’s of 3.0 or higher during the spring semester, including 83-percent of all Division I schools.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) 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 Vermont Swimming and Diving.