St. Louis, Mo., June 27, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis swimming and diving program had 16 student-athletes recognized by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as Scholar All-Americans, in addition to both the men's and women's teams earning Scholar All-America honors.
The women's team completed the 2017-18 season with a cumulative grade point average of 3.51, while the men's team posted a 3.42 mark. The Team Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimming & diving teams who have achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.
In total, 710 teams, representing 476 institutions from across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions were honored. The WashU women's team had nine recipients of the Scholar All-American honor, including six First Team selections while the men added seven honorees with a pair of First Team accolades.
Earning CSCAA First Team Scholar All-America honors for the women were senior Laura Barber, freshman Sabrina Baxamusa, senior Niamh O'Grady, junior Lauren Sapp, sophomore Mollie Seidner and senior Nicole Zanolli. In addition, sophomore Catherine Kuhn, sophomore Stephanie Li and freshman Ella Needler received CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention status.
Earning the pair of CSCAA Scholar All-American honors for the men were senior Ross Brown and junior Jordan Wheeler. Garnering Honorable Mention recognitions were senior Landon Bennett, junior Max Cardwell, sophomore Jerry Chen, senior Ryan Nathenson and freshman Jacob Werden.
To be named to the Individual Scholar All-America First Team, a student-athlete must have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the semester or cumulative average, and must have competed at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The Honorable Mention Scholar All-America award is presented to individuals who reached a minimum GPA of 3.50, either for the semester or cumulative average, and have achieved an NCAA 'B' time standard, but did not compete at the NCAA Championships.