July 22, 2014
THE FLATS – Both Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, along with nine student-athletes, have been honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America for academic achievement in the Spring 2014 semester.
The individuals receiving recognition are Scholar All-Americans Andrew Kosic, Ricky Lehner, Nico van Duijn and Mats Westergren, while Honorable Mention honors went to Omar Eteiba, Yuval Safra, Andrea Demick, Shannon Lumbra and Madison Young.
With four Yellow Jackets receiving top honors, Tech was tied for most in the ACC and 10th nationally.
The Team Scholar All-American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams that have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for that semester. Tech’s men’s cumulative GPA was 3.24 (21st-best nationally), while the women’s was 3.25.
Individual Scholar All-America awards are presented to swimmers and divers that have achieved a cumulative, or term grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the academic term coinciding with their respective Swimming and Diving Championships and have qualified for and competed at the Championship.
The Honorable Mention Scholar All-America Award is presented to those that have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, or cumulative average, and have achieved a “B” time standard but did not qualify or compete in their respective national championship. Divers qualify by competing at their respective championship qualifying meets, zones or NCAA preliminary rounds.
The College Swimming Coaches Association is the oldest coaches organization in America. In addition to Scholar All American Awards, the CSCAA recognizes All American Swimmers and Divers at the national championships every year.