Wellesley, Mass. -- The Wellesley College swimming & diving program has been named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America list for the Spring 2018 Semester. The CSCAA named 710 teams to its Scholar All-America list with the teams represent 476 institutions from across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions. The CSCAA recognizes teams with the Scholar All-America Award for achieving a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. Wellesley carried a combined GPA of 3.25 during the spring semester.
In addition to the CSCAA honor, eight members of the Blue swimming & diving program received New England Women's & Men's Athletics Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference honors after earning GPAs of over 3.50 during the the 2017-18 season:
- Zubyn D'Costa '20 (Princeton, N.J.)
- Sarah Gladstone '20 (Brookline, Mass.)
- Maggie Haley '20 (Shady Side, Md.)
- Ingrid Henderson '19 (Berkeley, Calif.)
- Veronica Pawlik '19 (Teaneck, N.J.)
- Danielle Peterson '20 (Livingston, N.J.)
- Maura Sticco-Ivins '18 (Framingham, Mass.)
- Crystal Zhu '19 (Chelmsford, Mass.)
Success in the classroom and pool went hand-in-hand. On average, twenty-three of the top twenty-five top finishers in each of the NCAA Championships earned the award, with every NCAA title-winning team in all three divisions posting a GPA of 3.17 or higher. Nine teams finished among the top-ten nationally in both team GPA and at their respective national championships. Sticco-Ivins represented the Blue for the fourth consecutive year at the NCAA Championships, earning All-America honors in both one and three-meter diving. The CSCAA will announce its individual Scholar All-Americans next week.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, Inc. (CSCAA), is the oldest coaches association in the United States of America. For more information visit, www.cscaa.org.