Spartans Receive Scholar All-America Honors from CSCAA

Spartans Receive Scholar All-America Honors from CSCAA

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's swimming and diving teams were each designated as Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for their academic performance during the 2017 Spring semester, while three members of the CWRU men's swimming and diving team were recognized as Scholar All-Americans or honorable mentions by the CSCAA, based on their athletic and academic performances during the 2016-17 campaign.

The Spartan men finished the spring semester with a team grade point average of 3.61, the fifth highest among the NCAA Division III teams recognized, and the highest mark among University Athletic Association programs. The CWRU women recorded a 3.58 grade point average during the semester, en route to earning the honor.

To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the Spring Semester. 720 swimming and diving teams, representing 443 colleges and universities across all three NCAA Divisions, the NAIA, and the NJCAA, were recognized.

Senior Andrew Henning and junior Drew Hamilton each claimed Scholar All-America honors, while sophomore Keith Erichsen was named an honorable mention selection.

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 (either in the semester of the championship or cumulative) 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 diving qualifying meets.

Hamilton earned two All-America honorable mentions at the 2017 NCAA Division III Championships, placing ninth in the 400-yard individual medley and 15th in the 500-yard freestyle, and also competed with Henning in the 800-yard freestyle relay to finish 18th at the NCAA Championships. Erickson recorded a 'B' cut time in the 1,650-yard freestyle.  

The CWRU men finished 40th at the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, and went 8-2 in dual meets during the campaign, while the Spartan women also went 8-2 for the season. CWRU swimmers and divers combined to set four program records during the 2016-17 season.