August 10, 2011
MIT Swimming & Diving Teams Earn Academic Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT's men's and women's swimming and diving teams were recognized with team and individual awards for academic success when the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently announced its Scholar All America awards. MIT's men's squad ranked fourth overall in the Division III team rankings, posting a 3.5 GPA, while having nine individuals earn CSCAA academic awards. The women's team also recorded a 3.5 GPA, finishing 11th nationally, with six members gaining individual honors.
Six members of the men's team were named to Scholar All America distinction for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have qualified for the NCAA National Championships. Toomas Sepp '11 (New Egypt, N.J.), seniors Brett Boval (Coto De Caza, Calif.) and Ryan TerBush (Smithtown, N.Y.), and juniors Brendan Deveney (Newton, Conn.) and Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) all earned honors for the second time in their careers. Sophomore Craig Cheney (Sherwood, Ore.) was named to the honor for the first time.
For the women's squad the Scholar All America honorees were Beth Stavely '11 (West Chester, Pa.), senior Sydney Giblin (Williamsburg, Va.), junior Elina Hu (Oshkosh, Wis.), and sophomores Calley Murphy (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) and Morganne Klein (Campbell Hall, N.Y.). For Giblin and Hu it was the second time they have been recognized.
Earning honorable mention Scholar All America honors for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard were senior David Parell (Lexington, Ky.), junior Ron Rosenberg (Newton, Mass.), and sophomore Remy Mock (Victoria, British Columbia) for the men and sophomore Sarah Weiss (Edina, Minn.) for the women.