USA Swimming Names 1,087 Swimmers to 2019-2020 Academic All-America Team

USA Swimming has named 1,087 swimmers to its 2019-2020 Scholastic All-America Team, which includes 562 girls and 525 boys.

In order for a swimmer to earn the honor, they must meet several academic and athletic standards. 

This year, the team is headlined by US National Team Member Torri Huske, who was recognized for having a perfect 4.0 GPA in addition to her first place finish in the 100m butterfly at the US Open, which served as this year’s National Championship. 

Huske is joined by fellow National Team Members Phoebe Bacon, Kaitlyn Dobler, Arik Katz, Josh Matheny, and Charlotte Hook, in addition to several USA Junior National  Team members.

2019-2020 USA Junior National Team Members Who Were Named Scholastic All-Americans

Girls Boys
Abby Arens John Alexy
Elsie Barer Jackson Carlile
Lucy Bell Matthew Fallon
Micayla Cronk Matthew Fenlon
Annabel Crush Sawyer Grimes
Claire Curzan Ethan Heasley
Mariah Denigan Kenneth Lloyd
Isabel Gromley Jake Magahey
Tess Howley James Plage
Lydia Jacoby Peter Thompson
Sophia Karras
Anna Keating
Natalie Mannion
Olivia McMurray
Hayley Pike
Summer Smith
Rachel Stege
Ashley Strouse
Amy Tang
Rye Ulett

 

Academic Requirements

  • Grade completion requirement – applicant must have completed 9th, 10th 11th or 12th grade
  • GPA Requirement – minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year A=4, B=3, C=2.  If numerical grades are used, the following scale will be used unless the school’s letter grade conversion is given on the transcript: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79.  In calculating the GPA no rounding will be used – one decimal place only.
  • Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, PLTW courses, and dual credit college level academic courses will earn one half (.5) extra Grade Point.
  • Grades for academic subjects only are calculated – history/social studies, English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, computer sciences, visual and performing arts if indicated as academic.
  • A grade lower than a C in an academic subject will mean automatic rejection of the applicant.  Grades for non-academic courses – art, band, orchestra, choir, home economics, health, driver education, physical education, shop, etc. and any other class marked as non-academic will not be included in the GPA calculation (unless transcript indicates ‘academic’ or AP or IB).
  • There will be no special status designation for a 4.0 GPA other than for a national champion who also has a 4.0 GPA.        

Athletic Requirements 

  • Applicants must have swum an individual pool time equal to or faster than the 2019 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event during the SAA qualifying period (August 16, 2019 – August 31, 2020) with the qualifying times in SWIMS.  Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary.

Disability/Para

  • Applicants must have competed in one of the following meets:
  • 2019 USA Paralympic Swimming Nationals – December 6-8, 2019, Lewisville, TX
  • 2020 Jimi Flowers Classic – January 18-19, 2020, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2020 World Para World Series – February 14-16, 2020, Melbourne, Australia

In July, USA Swimming announced that it would be extending the qualification period for the team, moving the deadline to August 31, 2020 due to changes in the competition schedule as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Despite the changes made to accommodate for the pandemic, the number of athletes named to the Scholastic All-American Team is down significantly from the 1634 athletes named last year. 

Athlete Numbers

Successful Applicants 1,087
Girls 562
Boys 525
Seniors with 3 Years of Selections 148
Para Athletes 18
Central Zone Athletes 246
Eastern Zone Athletes 246
Southern Zone Athletes 347
Western Zone Athletes 248
9th Grade 102
10th Grade 259
11th Grade 431
12th Grade 295

 

Top LSCs Top Clubs
North Carolina Swimming (101)
SwimMAC North Carolina-NC (29)
Florida Swimming (67)
Nation’s Capitol Swim Club-PV (28)
Southern California Swimming (61)
Dynamo Swim Club-GA (23)
Georgia Swimming (48)
TAC Titans-NC (19)
Potomac Valley Swimming (44)
Bellevue Club Swim Team-PN (14)

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Kristin Matheny
1 month ago

Josh Matheny is also a scholastic All American and on the National Team.

Swimfan_02
Reply to  Nicole Miller
1 month ago

And Matt Fallon?

Kristin Matheny
Reply to  Nicole Miller
1 month ago

Thank you!

Joey
Reply to  Kristin Matheny
1 month ago

Emma Weyant also National Team

Coach Mike
Reply to  Nicole Miller
1 month ago

I think you missed a handful of JR teamers as well, but you have “standout age group swimmers” who are not currently on the JR team roster.

H2O-lovers
Reply to  Nicole Miller
1 month ago

could you also list the members of the world junior team who made it

Aigh
1 month ago

Ok. Congrats to all.

Let’s hear more about Europe and the rest of the actual functioning world too.

Admin
Reply to  Aigh
1 month ago

Here’s a whole page of articles about European swimming:

https://swimswam.com/news/international/europe/

Aigh
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Thanks. The more about other countries , the better

Lisa
1 month ago

Rather than extending the deadline while we are still in a pandemic, the window should have been opened up to include championship meets from summer 2019 when swimmers were still training and competing at a high level.

coach
Reply to  Lisa
1 month ago

Many coaches presented this option. We were ignored.

Swimfan_02
Reply to  Lisa
1 month ago

Instead of complaining about the lack of championship meets, perhaps we can acknowledge that over 1,000 kids were able to achieve the time standards and meet the academic requirements. And given the limited swim opportunities and the pandemic I would say that is impressive. Congrats to all!

MomofAFish
Reply to  Swimfan_02
1 month ago

Lol. It’s not even real! A “B” or a “C?” those grades aren’t even considered scholarly. U can’t even get an academic school with Bs and Cs. We know of many swimmers who think that this is a joke.

Swimfan_02
Reply to  MomofAFish
1 month ago

It’s a joke to swim a winter junior national cut and maintain at least a 3.5 gpa? If it’s so easy then the “many swimmers” you speak of should be able to “get an academic school” LOL!

Aigh
Reply to  Swimfan_02
1 month ago

It’s the US what do you expect

LAMA
Reply to  Swimfan_02
1 month ago

I second Swimfan_02’s sentiment , let’s celebrate success… additionally it would be nice to see a breakdown of World Junior Team members who made the list

Jeff Kincaid
Reply to  MomofAFish
1 month ago

True but getting a C in the freshman or soph year will practically rule you out. Makes that 3.5 challenging

H2O-lovers
Reply to  MomofAFish
1 month ago

I second Swimfan-02’s sentiment. Let’s celebrate success.