NORFOLK, Va. – The Amherst College men's swimming and diving team has garnered College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) team Scholar All-America recognition and six student-athletes landed on the CSCAA Scholar All-America teams, as announced recently by the organization.
In total, 720 men's and women's teams representing 443 institutions across Division I, II, III and the NAIA and NJCAA secured team Scholar All-America honors, with squads needing to own a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2017 Spring Semester to qualify for the award. Amherst, boasting a 3.46 team GPA, was one of 10 NESCAC institutions to garner the accolade.
Leading the NESCAC with six total selections, Connor Haley '17, Elijah Spiro '18 and Sam Spurrell '18 earned individual CSCAA Scholar All-America honors for the Mammoths, while Josh Chen '19, Greg Han '17 and Craig Smith '20 earned Honorable Mention distinction.
In order to attain individual CSCAA accolades, a student-athlete must have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have competed in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. To be named Honorable Mention, student-athletes must have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and while clinching a "B" cut time standard or competed at a regional or zone qualifying meet.
25 student-athletes from the NESCAC were named to the Scholar All-American or Honorable Mention teams, with 19 additional representatives coming from Bates (3), Bowdoin (3), Connecticut College (3), Trinity (1), Tufts (4) and Williams (5).