The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected a record 3,206 swimmers and divers for its Scholar All-America team, which includes 14 Michigan State athletes.
The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The selections are drawn from 181 colleges and universities across all Divisions.
Those selected for the CSCAA teams include Alexander Duffy, Tal Hanani, Nick Leshok, Amanda Ling, Lachie McLeish, Phillip Meffert, Guy Moskovich, Erin Neely, Scott Piper, Ellie Roche, Erin Szara, Alex Trompke, Morgan Wellenzohn, and Payton Woods.
In addition to the 1,069 first-team selections, 1,137 students were named as Honorable Mentioned 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, 289 teams placed at least one individual on the First or Second teams.
Earlier this summer, Michigan State placed both its men's and women's programs among the 710 college swim teams nationwide to earn Scholar All-America honors based on their academic performance in the Spring 2018 semester. The Spartan men earned Scholar All-American Top-10 distinction, ranking seventh in the nation with a 3.45 cumulative GPA, behind Grand Canyon, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Manhattan, and Davidson. The Spartan women boasted a 3.41 cumulative GPA for the spring semester.
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