PHILADELPHIA - The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has announced the teams and individuals who have received academic honors for the 2014-15 spring semester. Once again, the University of Pennsylvania was well-represented as both the men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams received CSCAA Scholar All-America Team recognition and six individuals who received honorable mention recognition as CSCAA Scholar All-Americans.
The selections were drawn from 284 colleges and universities, up from 243 in 2014.
The Penn men’s swim team was represented by five athletes who will return next year for head coach Mike Schnur -- Cole Hurwitz, Jordan Hurwitz, Wes Thomas, Taylor Uselis, and Michael Wen. On the women’s side, recent graduate Taylor Sneed received honorable mention recognition.
For individual swimmers and divers to be selected to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, they must have achieved a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.Honorable Mention selections have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a “B” time standard or, for diving, competed at their respective qualifying meets.
For teams to be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, they must have achieved a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the spring semester.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (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 & diving at the collegiate level.