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241 Men's Teams Get CSCAA Scholar Awards

A record 638 teams, representing 394 institutions have been named College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams.  The awards are in recognition of teams’ that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2016 Fall Semester.  Ninety-one additional teams and thirty-six more institutions achieved the honor compared to a year ago.

Part of the reason for the increase in award-winning teams is the overall growth of the sport.  The number of men's and women's institutions sponsoring swimming and diving is at a ten-year high.  The sport is also enjoying a bump in participation that has traditionally followed Olympic years.  

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CSCAA Executive Director Joel Shinofield feels much of the credit, however, goes to the coaches.  "Our coaches understand that the essence of intercollegiate athletics is the experience each student-athlete receives, and an emphasis on academics reflects what coaches feel is most important."

Shinofield was quick to point out, however, that good grades were not at the expense of athletic excellence.  "College swimming and diving has never been more competitive, and yet over 80% of our Division I member teams and nearly 80% of all teams in the Top 25 are also Scholar All-America teams."   

In total 73% of all CSCAA member programs posted GPA's above 3.00 with 91% of Division I women's teams meeting the mark.  Women's teams averaged a 3.336 GPA with men slightly behind at 3.22.   Iona College's women led all Division I programs with a 3.68 while Grand Canyon University led all Division I men's teams with a 3.68.  Urbana College's men (3.57) and Northern State's women (3.76) were the leaders in Division II.  Among Division III programs, Vassar College (3.59) and MIT (3.72) led the men's and women's rankings respectively.  The Fashion Institute of Technology led both men's (3.67) and women's (3.30) NJCAA institutions.    Olivet Nazarene (3.18) led all men's NAIA programs while SCAD-Savannah (3.54) topped the women's standings.

To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have achieved a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the fall semester.

Division I

Rank GPA Team Coach Athletes
1 3.68 Grand Canyon Steve Schaffer 20
2 3.55 Brown Chris Ip 27
3 3.53 Yale Tim Wise 31
4 3.52 Stanford Ted Knapp 28
5 3.50 Alabama Dennis Pursely 33
6 3.46 Harvard Kevin Tyrell 38
7 3.45 Cleveland State Paul Graham 26
8 3.44 Michigan State Matt Gianiodis 27
9 3.40 Missouri State Dave Collins 23
10 3.38 Denver Brian Schrader 34
11 3.36 Southern Illinois Rick Walker 24
12 3.35 Fordham Steve Potsklan 29
12 3.35 Eastern Illinois Jacqueline Michalski 16
14 3.34 Columbia Jim Bolster 35
14 3.34 Iona Nick Cavataro 23
14 3.34 Xavier Brent MacDonald 23
17 3.31 Dartmouth Jamie Holder 30
18 3.29 Southern Methodist Eddie Sinnott 35
19 3.28 Saint Louis Jim Halliburton 27
19 3.28 George Mason Peter Ward 24
19 3.28 American Mark Davin 15
22 3.27 St. Bonaventure Sean McNamee 27
22 3.27 Marist Larry VanWagner 26
22 3.27 Seton Hall Ron Farina 26
25 3.26 Georgia Jack Bauerle 30
25 3.26 Loyola (MD) Brian Loeffler 22
27 3.24 Canisius Scott Vanderzell 28
28 3.23 Duke Dan Colella 29
29 3.23 Bryant Katie Cameron 27
29 3.22 Eastern Michigan Peter Linn 40
29 3.22 Notre Dame Mike Litzinger 31
29 3.22 Manhattan Joe Murtha 21
33 3.21 Cincinnati Mandy DiSalle 27
33 3.21 Oakland Pete Hovland 26
33 3.21 Drexel Adam Braun 25
33 3.21 Lehigh Rob Herb 20
37 3.20 Cornell Wes Newman 30
37 3.20 Tennessee Matt Kredich 28
39 3.19 North Dakota Chris Maiello 24
39 3.19 Davidson John Young 22
41 3.18 Seattle Craig Nisgor 21
42 3.17 Gardner-Webb Mike Simpson 26
42 3.17 South Carolina McGee Moody 25
42 3.17 Ball State Bob Thomas 24
45 3.16 North Carolina Rich DeSelm 33
45 3.16 South Dakota Jason Mahowald 25
47 3.14 Boston College Mike Stephens 45
47 3.14 Minnesota Kelly Kremer 40
47 3.14 Wyoming O Thomas Johnson 26
47 3.14 Incarnate Word Phillip Davis 23
51 3.13 Purdue Dan Ross 40
51 3.13 Missouri Greg Rhodenbaugh 31
51 3.13 Binghamton University Brad Smith 24
54 3.12 Michigan Michael Bottom 31
54 3.12 Virginia Augie Busch 27
54 3.12 IUPUI Matt Bos 26
57 3.11 Penn Mike Schnur 29
57 3.11 Penn Mike Schnur 29
57 3.11 George Washington James Winchester 25
57 3.11 Colgate Andy Waeger 19
61 3.10 William & Mary Matt Crispino 28
62 3.09 Ohio State Bill Wadley 51
63 3.08 Indiana Ray Looze 46
63 3.08 UMBC Chad Cradock 32
63 3.08 Texas Christian Richard Sybesma 29
63 3.08 SUNY Buffalo Andy Bashor 24
63 3.08 Towson Jake Shrum 24
63 3.08 Northwestern Jarod Schroeder 23
69 3.07 Utah Joe Dykstra 34
69 3.07 Louisville Arthur Albiero 30
69 3.07 Louisiana State David Geyer 25
69 3.07 South Dakota State Brad Erickson 20
73 3.06 Old Dominion Carol Withus 28
73 3.06 Villanova Rick Simpson 24
75 3.05 West Virginia Victor Riggs 31
75 3.05 Brigham Young John Brooks 25
75 3.05 Mount St. Mary's Neil Yost 13
78 3.04 Arizona State Bob Bowman 34
78 3.04 Providence John O'Neill 23
80 3.03 Wright State Kyle Oaks 23
81 3.02 Texas A&M Jay Holmes 29
81 3.02 Penn State Tim Murphy 27
81 3.02 Miami (OH) Hollie Bonewit-Cron 22
81 3.02 UNLV Ben Loorz 21
85 3.01 NC State Braden Holloway 33
86 3.00 Florida Gregg Troy 35
86 3.00 Evansville Rickey Perkins 26

Division II

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Rank GPA Team Coach Athletes
1 3.57 Urbana Dave Johnson 6
2 3.52 Bridgeport Sean Raffile 12
3 3.49 Davis & Elkins Nikki Rose 16
4 3.48 Indianapolis Jason Hite 29
5 3.44 Lewis Roger Karns 21
6 3.42 Mines Nate Rothman 29
6 3.42 Rollins Kyle Berg 15
8 3.40 Bentley Mary Kay Samko 25
8 3.40 Pace Daniel Allen 12
10 3.39 Northern Michigan Heidi Voigt 29
10 3.39 Carson-Newman Jordan Taylor 24
10 3.39 West Virginia Wesleyan April Gitzen 12
13 3.34 Florida Southern Mike Blum 17
14 3.29 Missouri S&T Doug Grooms 19
15 3.27 Queens (NC) Jeff Dugdale 25
16 3.24 Gannon Darren Suroviec 18
17 3.23 Cal Baptist Rick Rowland 29
18 3.22 Findlay Andrew Makepeace 23
19 3.16 Wingate Kirk Sanocki 22
20 3.15 St. Cloud State Jeff Hegle 30
20 3.15 Lindenwood Jason Owen 26
20 3.15 Adelphi Robert Smith 18
20 3.15 Saint Leo Paul Mangen 15
20 3.15 Saint Rose Keith Murray 12
25 3.12 Florida Tech Justin Andrade 28
26 3.11 Grand Valley Andy Boyce 24
26 3.11 Lenoir-Rhyne Paul Schiffel 19
28 3.09 Ashland Ron Allen 17
29 3.08 UC San Diego Corrie Falcon 27
30 3.07 Truman State Ed Pretre 24
30 3.07 Nova Southeastern Ben Hewitt 22
32 3.03 Concordia-Irvine Jeff Boss 20
33 3.02 Fresno Pacific Josh Christensen 23
34 3.00 Emmanuel Allen Gilchrest 19

Division III

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Rank GPA Team Coach Athletes
1 3.59 Vassar Lisl Prater-Lee 18
2 3.54 Swarthmore Karin Colby 24
3 3.53 Colorado College Anne Goodman James 15
4 3.52 Johns Hopkins Scott Armstrong 31
5 3.51 Sarah Lawrence Eric Mitchell 9
6 3.50 Pomona-Pitzer J.P. Gowdy 32
7 3.45 Case Western Reserve Doug Milliken 25
7 3.45 McDaniel Jeff Hiestand 12
9 3.44 MIT Dani Korman 32
9 3.44 Wesleyan Peter Solomon 19
9 3.44 Principia Carl Erikson 7
12 3.43 Occidental Steve Webb 19
13 3.42 Whitman Jenn Blomme 17
14 3.41 Macalester Beth Whittle 12
15 3.40 WashU Brad Shively 41
15 3.40 Rochester Emily Wylam 25
17 3.38 Grinnell Erin Hurley 33
17 3.38 Carleton Andy Clark 19
19 3.37 Tufts Adam Hoyt 44
19 3.37 Kenyon Jessen Book 43
19 3.37 St. Mary's (MD) Casey Brandt 13
22 3.35 Chicago Jason Weber 33
22 3.35 Lewis & Clark Chris Fantz 18
24 3.34 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Paul Bennett 41
24 3.34 Brandeis Mike Kotch 17
24 3.34 Colby Tom Burton 17
27 3.33 Emory Jon Howell 30
27 3.33 Kalamazoo Jay Daniels 24
27 3.33 Lake Forest Vadim Tashlitsky 16
30 3.31 Catholic Paul Waas 30
30 3.31 Conn College Marc Benvenutti 24
30 3.31 La Verne Patricia Skehan 19
30 3.31 Knox Jonathan Powers 7
34 3.30 New York University Trevor Miele 39
35 3.29 Carthage Seth Weidmann 37
35 3.29 Keene State Christopher Woolridge 11
35 3.29 Oberlin Andrew Brabson 10
38 3.27 Calvin Dan Gelderloos 31
38 3.27 Bates Peter Casares 29
38 3.27 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Charlie Griffiths 29
38 3.27 Babson Kristy Martin 12
42 3.26 Carnegie Mellon Matt Kinney 32
43 3.25 Trinity (CT) Carlos Vega 19
43 3.25 Elms Bill Tyler 10
45 3.23 Mount Union Eric Mojock 18
46 3.22 Gustavus Jon Carlson 35
46 3.22 Franklin & Marshall Ben Delia 16
46 3.22 Franklin & Marshall Ben Delia 16
46 3.22 Austin College Robert Filander 14
46 3.22 Southwestern Jon Duncan 14
51 3.21 Wabash Brent Noble 29
51 3.21 Nebraska Wesleyan Greg Fleming 23
51 3.21 SUNY Oneonta Chris Schuler-Ghiorse 18
54 3.20 SUNY Geneseo Paul Dotterweich 28
54 3.20 Hamilton Astrid Escobar 22
54 3.20 Hood Don Feinberg 12
54 3.20 Hendrix Marty Wahle 11
58 3.19 DePauw Adam Cohen 28
58 3.19 Arcadia John Geissinger 22
58 3.19 Chapman Dennis Ploessel 18
58 3.19 Sewanee Max Obermiller 15
62 3.18 Trinity U John Ryan 23
62 3.18 Gettysburg Mike Rawleigh 16
64 3.17 Scranton Mark Yankovich 25
65 3.16 Puget Sound Chris Myhre 23
65 3.16 Centre Dean Brownley 17
67 3.15 Denison Gregg Parini 48
67 3.15 Washington College (MD) Matt Harris 20
67 3.15 Regis James Sweeney 11
70 3.14 Rose-Hulman Keith Crawford 37
70 3.14 Albion Jake Taber 29
70 3.14 St. Olaf Bob Hauck 22
70 3.14 Nazareth Scott Whitbeck 16
70 3.14 Willamette Leslie Shevlin 16
70 3.14 Bard Brian Berg 13
76 3.13 Albright Michael Hay 26
76 3.13 Hope John Patnott 23
76 3.13 Washington & Jefferson Michael Orstein 15
79 3.12 Coast Guard John Westkott 32
79 3.12 Washington & Lee Kami Gardner 30
79 3.12 Alfred Brian Striker 19
79 3.12 Dickinson Paul Richards 17
79 3.12 Drew Rich Munson 14
84 3.11 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Shannon O`Brien 30
85 3.10 Linfield Kyle Kimball 22
85 3.10 Illinois Tech Kyllian Griffin 20
85 3.10 Allegheny Kirk Kumbier 18
85 3.10 Beloit Kevin Schober 13
85 3.10 Bethany Michael Viscardi 5
90 3.09 Alfred State R.C. Weston 16
90 3.09 Springfield John Taffe 15
92 3.07 Ursinus Mark Feinberg 25
92 3.07 Wheaton (MA) Barrett Roberts 21
94 3.06 Redlands Leslie Whittemore 37
94 3.06 Berry Paul Flinchbaugh 14
96 3.05 TCNJ Brian Bishop 31
96 3.05 Rowan Brad Bowser 30
96 3.05 John Carroll Mark Fino 27
99 3.04 Ithaca Kevin Markwardt 26
99 3.04 King's (PA) Matt Easterday 13
99 3.04 McMurry Bev Ball 9
102 3.02 Lehman Peter Kiernan 20
102 3.02 Union (NY) Scott Felix 14
102 3.02 Simpson Tom Caccia 10
105 3.01 Westminster Patrick Smith 22
105 3.01 Buffalo State Nick Stone 19
105 3.01 Lawrence Andrew Fleek 9
105 3.01 Millikin Molly Duesterhaus 8
109 3.00 Roger Williams Matt Emmert 23
109 3.00 Whitworth Steve Schadt 16

NAIA

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Rank GPA Team Coach Athletes
1 3.54 SCAD-Savannah Bill Pilczuk 16
2 3.18 Olivet Nazarene Scott Teeters 22
2 3.18 Cumberlands Eric Skelly 19
4 3.15 Lindenwood-Belleville Mandy Lau 21
5 3.11 Lindsey Wilson Alicia Kemnitz 13
6 3.06 Morningside Bryan Farris 14
7 3.05 Asbury Alex Keyser 16

NJCAA

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Rank GPA Team Coach Athletes
1 3.67 Fashion Institute of Technology David Hildebrand 4
2 3.29 Indian River Sion Brinn 19
3 3.13 Southwestern Oregon Sandra Bullock 16

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