Washington University Swimming Recognized as College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Teams
St. Louis, Mo., July 19, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s swimming teams earned 2011-12 Scholar All-America Team honors, as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). In addition, the WU teams had six student-athletes receive Scholar All-America honorable mention recognition.
The Washington U. women’s swimming team posted a 3.57 GPA during the 2011-12 academic year, which tied for 13th in NCAA Division III. The WU men submitted a team GPA of 3.42, tied for 12th in Division III. In order to qualify for the CSCAA Team Scholar All-America Award, a team must collectively hold a GPA of at least 3.00. Overall, 83 men’s teams and 130 women’s teams were recognized as Scholar All-America Teams for Division III.
The WUSTL men’s and women’s teams each had three individuals earn Scholar All-America honorable mention honors. The Washington U. men were represented by junior Mark Minowitz, senior Chris Valach and sophomore Jason Wan. Sophomores Chi Pham and Allison Siegel, and freshman Jennifer Tartavull were the three honorable mention Scholar All-America honorees for the WU women.
The CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-America list is comprised of student-athletes who achieved a minimum GPA of 3.50, either for the semester or cumulative average, while also posting an NCAA ‘B’ time standard during the 2011-12 swimming season.
The Washington U. women’s swimming team finished 25th in the team standings at the 2012 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, while the WU men finished 41st at the Championships.