CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned Scholar All-America Team honors for academic excellence during the spring of 2013, as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The CSCAA honors all college and university swimming and diving teams who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher. Both squads have earned this honor every season since 2003-04.
With its combined GPA of 3.49, the MIT men's swimming and diving team appeared seventh on a list of 78 Division III programs. The women's team, with a grade point average of 3.50, was 21st of 136 teams.
In addition to the team awards, 14 men and 12 women were named CSCAA Individual Scholar All-Americans, the most MIT has ever had appear on the list. Twenty of these student-athletes were placed on the Scholar All-American First Team, which recognizes those who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and qualified for and competed at the NCAA Championships. The remaining six received Scholar All-American Honorable Mention accolades, as they had achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher and earned an NCAA B cut time standard but did not compete at the championship.
During the 2011-12 season, only six men and five women from MIT's teams were named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans.Men's First Team Ben Bauchwitz Bradford Jokubaitis Brendan Deveney Brendon Chiu Craig Cheney Kale Rogers Luke Schlueter Remy Mock Thomas Norris Tony Chen Wyatt Ubellacker Men's Honorable Mention Max Pruner Ron Rosenberg Timothy Wall Women's First Team Anna Kokensparger Christy Rogers Elina Hu Emmie Ryan Kate Yu Katelyn Rossick Katie Siegel Kristen Finney Michelle Cunningham Women's Honorable Mention Jane He Taylor Pearl Jessica Wass