CLEVELAND - A total of 11 student-athletes from the University of Tampa men's and women's swimming team were honored as The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected a record 1,069 swimmers and divers for its Scholar All-America team.
Tampa had a total of seven from its women's team honored, including Brittany Bayes, Katie Bayes, McKenzie Street, Hana van Loock, Megan Waddell. Named honorable mention were Ali Lombardi and Emily Pfeifer. Four members of the men's team were recognized, including Marc Caron, Daniel Jacob, Victor Philaire and Brett Saunders.
The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The selections, drawn from 181 colleges and universities across all Divisions, include CSCAA NCAA Division I Swimmers-of-the-Year Caeleb Dressel and Ella Easton.
Stanford University led the way with twenty-seven first-team selections, three more than last year. Stanford led all Division I teams with sixteen women and twelve men selected. MIT and SCAD-Savannah had the second-most selections with twenty-five. The Engineers' thirteen men and twelve women led all Division III programs. SCAD's fourteen women and eleven men were the most among NAIA programs. Queens University of Charlotte, the 2018 NCAA Division II women's swimming and diving champions had thirteen selections to lead Division II. The University of Indianapolis and Wingate University men had seven selections each to lead Division II men's teams. Southwest Oregon and Iowa Central had the most Junior College selections. Both programs had six women and four men selected.
In addition to the 1,069 first-team selections, 1,137 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 an NCAA Regional or Zone Diving qualifier. In total, 289 teams placed at least one individual on the First or Second teams.