AMHERST, Mass. – Eight members of the Amherst College men's swimming and diving team were selected to the 2020 College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) All-American team, as announced by the organization on Wednesday.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship, the CSCAA Board adjusted the selection criteria for each Division. In Division III, selections are based upon those individuals and relays selected to the championship and are members of the CSCAA.
Contributing to qualifying times throughout the season in multiple relay events, Jack Koravos '20 ends his senior campaign with All-American selection in the 200 medley relay, 400 free relay, and 400 medley relay.
Sean Mebust '20 and Scott Romeyn '22 each earned the CSCAA honor in five different events as Mebust swam for qualifying times in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay, and 400 medley relay, while Romeyn was tabbed as an All-American in the 100 free, 50 free, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay, and 400 medley relay.
Senior Craig Smith '20 makes his second-straight appearance as an All-American in the 200 back and 400 medley relay. Kou Li '21 and Eric Wong '20 round out the selections for the Mammoths with nods in the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay, respectively.
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HISTORY OF THE CSCAA ALL-AMERICAN TEAM
This isn't the first time the association has adjusted All-America criteria. The first CSCAA All-America team was published in 1924, thirteen years before the first men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship. The first women's All-America team was published in 1975, seven years prior to the first NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championship. During much of that time, the team was selected by a panel of coaches. In 1985 the honor was standardized around the NCAA Championships with the top eight finalists receiving first-team recognition and consolation finalists being named Honorable Mention