NORFOLK, Va. - The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's swimmers were at the top of the lists as the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has announced the Scholar All-American team and individual awards with both programs in the top 20 in GPA and a total of eight individuals recognized.
Both teams earned Scholar All-America honors as the men's team finished third of the Division III programs and first from the University Athletic Association teams with a GPA of 3.54 and the women's team finished 15th overall in Division III with a GPA of 3.55.
Freshman Mary Katherine Miller (Baton Rouge, La./Saint Joseph's Academy) earned individual Scholar All-America honorable mention honors for the women's team.
Miller broke two school records (200 IM and 400-yard individual medley) during the 2015 University Athletic Association Championship with NCAA B-cut times.
On the men's side, freshman Drew Hamilton (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin), senior Eric Haufler (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key), freshman Oliver Hudgins (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) and junior Aaron Tam (Doral, Fla./Ronald Reagan Doral Senior) earned Scholar All-America honors, while Dominic Kizek (Katy, Texas/Morton Ranch), Aaron Pang (Troy, Mich./Troy) and Logan Smith (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) earned Scholar All-America honorable mentions.
Hamilton earned honorable mention All-America honors earlier this season during the final day of the 2015 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.
Hamilton finished second in his heat and 15th overall in the 1,650-freestyle, stopping the clock for a final time of 15:56.83. After only his first season with the Spartans he holds five individual school records and one record as part of a relay team.
The 400-freestyle relay team of Hamilton, Hudgins, Haufler and Tam finished 22nd overall to earn All-America honorable mention honors.
Kizek, Pang, and Smith each hit B-cuts for the NCAA Division III National Championships.
Complete List of All-Americans
To be selected to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, swimmers and divers 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 competed at their respective qualifying meets.
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.