CWRU Swimming & Diving Receives Scholar All-America Team Recognition

CWRU swimmers huddled before a meet.

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's swimming and diving teams were each selected as Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for their academic performances during the 2020 spring semester.

Case Western Reserve was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the spring semester. Teams were selected on the basis of their spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes.

CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart mentioned the efforts of Head Coach Doug Milliken noting that "No team was unaffected by this Spring's pandemic but Athletic Director Backus and President Snyder can and should be proud of their team and the work of Doug."

Additional institutional adjustments to grading systems resulted in GPAs nearly one-quarter letter grade higher than previously. As a result, the CSCAA will not be publishing team GPAs.  This Semester's list also does not include teams at institutions that switched entirely to pass/fail grading.

The CWRU women qualified five swimmers to the NCAA Division III Championships this season, however the NCAA made the decision to cancel all remaining winter and spring championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Junior Caitlyn VonFeldt, sophomore Sarah Krueger, sophomore Kelly Moton, sophomore Anna Smith and first-year Maria Pritchett each claimed CSCAA All-America honors. The Spartan women went 7-2 in dual meets during the campaign, while the CWRU men went 6-2 for the season. Spartan swimmers and divers combined to set nine program records during the 2019-20 season.