Norfolk, Va. - June 26, 2017 - The Springfield College men's and women's swimming and diving programs were both recognized for their dedication to academics as well as athletics, as each earned College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team recognition, announced Wednesday.
Additionally, five student-athletes across both programs were named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans, which recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Honorable Mentions student-athletes have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at a regional or zone qualifying meet.
Senior Emily Medeiros (Wakefield, Mass.) was the lone student-athlete from Springfield College to earn CSCAA First Team Scholar All-America Recognition, while Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine), Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.), Kent Parsons (Hamilton, Mass.) and Austin Von Heeringen (Germantown, Md.) all garnered CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honors.
The women's team recorded a cumulative grade-point average of 3.59, which was the 17th-best in all of Division III women's swimming and diving. The Pride also tied for fourth in the New England region, and was the third-best team from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference.
The men's team produced a cumulative grade-point average of 3.51, which was the 11th-best in Division III men's swimming and diving. Springfield College also placed third in the New England region, and was the top-ranked team from the NEWMAC.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.