SCIAC Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Teams Garner CSCAA Spring Scholar All-America Laurels

SCIAC Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Teams Garner CSCAA Spring Scholar All-America Laurels

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A record 777 teams, representing 480 institutions have been named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA)'s Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2019 Semester. The CSCAA recognizes those teams achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the semester.

A record number of teams achieved Scholar All-America status in each NCAA Division with men's teams seeing the biggest gains. The increase can be attributed to the growing number of men's teams. "For three years now, we've seen schools add more men's teams than women's," explained CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart, "and now we're seeing those new teams produce the caliber of student-athlete we've come to expect in swimming and diving."

At 3.45, the median GPA among women's teams was the highest on record. The men's median (3.23) was down slightly from the Fall semester.

In Division III pair of academic stalwarts topped the list of 134 men's and 185 women's teams. Macalester's women (3.79) edged out MIAC rival Saint Catherine's (3.76). Among men's teams, MIT once again led the way (3.76), just ahead of the Macalester men. The Liberty League, placed the most teams (nine men, nine women) onto the honor roll. University Athletic Association and NESCAC followed with sixteen teams each with the UAA achieving 100% recognition.

Caltech (3.61) led the seven men's programs representing the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), while Pomona-Pitzer registered a team GPA of 3.75 to lead eight women's teams from the conference on the list. 

Additionally, 40 (17 men, 23 women) SCIAC individuals earned Scholar All-America honors. The award recognizes student-athletes that have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or higher and competed at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. In total across all three NCAA Divisions, NAIA and NJCAA, there were 1,221 first-team selections, and 890 students were named as Honorable Mention selections. These students have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at an NCAA Regional or Zone Diving qualifier. In total, 282 teams placed at least one individual on the first or second teams.

SCIAC Men's Teams
Caltech - 3.61
Cal Lutheran - 3.12
Chapman - 3.05
CMS - 3.38
Occidental - 3.34
Pomona-Pitzer - 3.47
Redlands - 3.09

SCIAC Women's Teams
Caltech - 3.64
Cal Lutheran - 3.67
Chapman - 3.50
CMS - 3.56
Occidental - 3.33
Pomona-Pitzer - 3.75
Redlands - 3.45
Whittier - 3.09 

SCIAC Men's Student-Athletes
Marco Conati - CMS
Ben Culberson - CMS
Sean Hoerger - CMS
Kendall Hillimon- CMS
Aaron Lutzker - CMS
Abel Sapirstein - CMS
Brandon Pon - La Verne
Will Abele - Pomona-Pitzer
Bilguun Altantulkhuur - Pomona-Pitzer
Nicholas Borowsky  - Pomona-Pitzer
Ryan Drover - Pomona-Pitzer
Jason Lu - Pomona-Pitzer
Liam O'Shea - Pomona-Pitzer
Archie Spindler - Pomona-Pitzer
Jem Stern - Pomona-Pitzer
Jack Swanson - Pomona-Pitzer
Benjamin Willett - Pomona-Pitzer

SCIAC Women's Student-Athletes
Danica Adams - Caltech
Krystin Brown - Caltech
Brittany Percin - Caltech
Kellyn Toole - Chapman
Claire Bacon-Brenes - CMS
Jacquelyn Desmond - CMS
Bryn Edwards - CMS 
Riley Hoffman - CMS
Augusta Lewis - CMS
Natalia Orbach-Mandel - CMS
Emma Stacy - CMS
Janet Tran - CMS
Allie Umemoto - CMS
Cindy Dong - Occidental
Mackenzie Cummings - Pomona-Pitzer
Kate Denend - Pomona-Pitzer
Sarah Jin - Pomona-Pitzer
Madison Kauahi - Pomona-Pitzer
Angela Ling - Pomona-Pitzer
Allison Liu - Pomona-Pitzer
Alexandra Werner - Pomona-Pitzer
Wendy McAleer - Redlands
Megan Thai - Whittier