Colorado Springs, Colo. - July 16, 2019 - Springfield College's Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) and Bailee Carey (Quincy, Mass.) were honored for their acheivements in the classroom and on the diving boards by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Skaza was named to the CSCAA Scholar All-American First Team, in recognition of achieving a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competing at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Carey also achieved a GPA of 3.50 or higher and competed at an NCAA Regional Diving qualifier en route to CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention status.
It was a memorable senior year for Skaza, who graduated in May with a degree in Psychology while owning a 3.770 GPA. On the national stage this year, Skaza became the first Springfield's women's diver since 2014 to finish in the top 11 on both boards as she placed seventh on the three-meter board and 11th on the one-meter. In fact, Skaza became just the 11th diver in program history to finish in the top 11 on both boards in the same NCAA Championship appearance.
Carey, who will enter her junior year at Springfield with a 3.909 grade point average while pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy, had a special second year with the Pride. On the regional stage, Carey placed 13th on the three-meter board and 15th on the one-meter board after previously placing seventh on both boards at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships.
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