Twenty Bears Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

Twenty Bears Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

St. Louis, Mo., July 9, 2019 –
The Washington University in St. Louis Swimming & Diving program had 20 student-athletes receive Scholar All-America honors from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

Swimmers and divers are eligible for the first team honor when they possess a 3.50 grade point average or higher and competed at the NCAA National Championships. In addition, student-athletes may receive honorable mention status with a 3.50 GPA or higher and achieved a "B" time standard.

The WashU men had eight Bears earn first team accolades including junior Jerry Chen, junior Simon Deshusses, freshman Nathan Katz, senior Brandon Lum, freshman Rick Reinhard, freshman Jack Smithson, senior Kevin Van Cleave and junior Peyton Wilson. Seven men earned honorable mention in senior Max Cardwell, freshman Barclay Dale, freshman Kevin Hao, junior Vincent Huang, freshman Sam Mahoney, senior Jordan Wheeler and sophomore Matthew Yang.

The WashU women had five Bears receive first team honors including freshman Kiki Bonetta-Misteli, junior Stephanie Li, sophomore Ella Needler, sophomore Elle Pollitt and junior Mollie Seidner.

The Bears matched a program best of 20 honorees from the 2015-16 season.

WashU placed a program best fifth on the men's side during the 2018-19 NCAA DIII National Championship. The women placed 14th at nationals, marking the 18th time in head coach Brad Shively's 19 years at the helm which the women have placed in the top-25.