The Florida State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were tabbed as CSCAA (College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America) All-America squads for the 2017 spring semester.
“We pride ourselves on excellence in everything we do here at FSU,” head coach Neal Studd said. “The fact that both teams earned this honor is great, but when you consider how well Florida State is ranked academically, what they are doing is just exceptional.”
For the first time in the 95-year history of the CSCAA had more than 700 teams have received Scholar All-America recognition. In total, 720 teams, representing 443 institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 semester.
Individually, Jason McCormick along freshmen Molly Carlson and Ayla Bonniwell were recognized on the First-Team while senior Dylan Grisell and junior Tyler Roberge were listed as honorable mention.
A record 997 swimmers and divers for its Scholar All-America team. The selections recognize students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Also,954 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 a regional or zone qualifying meet.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving 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.
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