VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – After producing three school records at the University Athletic Association Championship two weekends ago, the Case Western Reserve University women's swimming & diving team is now being honored for its performance in the classroom. For the third-consecutive year, the Spartans were named to the annual College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team list.
During the 26th Annual UAA Championship held at the University of Chicago, the Spartan women finished sixth in a field loaded with nationally-ranked squads and broke three individual school records with one individual conference championship.
While their accomplishments in the pool have been more than noteworthy, the Spartans are also getting it done in the classroom.
According to the CSCAA compiled report for NCAA Division III, the team posted a team grade point average of 3.40 for the fall semester.
Overall, 10 Spartan women will earn UAA All-Academic honors this winter, awarded to student-athletes who have completed at least one full year of college study and who carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.300.
The 10 student-athletes are senior Krysta Payne (Ligonier, Pa./Ligonier Valley), juniors Maggie Dillione (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North), Catherine Gormley (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton), Kristen McKee (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson), Sara Tillie (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and Allison Vogler (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Mercy), and sophomores Brianna Cain (Perry, Ohio/Perry), Sophia Colevas (Washington, D.C./St. John's College), Kinsey Kolega (Amherst, N.Y./Amherst Central) and Sarah Mastrandrea (East Amherst, N.Y./Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart).
The Team Scholar All-American award is presented to college and university swimming & diving teams that have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The distinction is presented annually to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester, and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).
The CSCAA is the oldest coaches' organization in America. In addition to Scholar All-American Awards, the CSCAA recognizes All-American Swimmers and Divers at the NCAA National Championships each year.