12 Mammoths Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

12 Mammoths Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

CSCAA Scholar All-America Release

AMHERST, Mass. – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its Scholar All-America teams earlier this month, with 12 Amherst College swimming & diving student-athletes earning the national honor.

Eight Mammoths were selected to represent the women's program, with Livia Domenig '19, Nina Fitzgerald '21, Heather Grotzinger '20, Bridgitte Kwong '19, Geralyn Lam '18, Stephanie Moriarty '18 and Lindsey Ruderman '21 each earning First Team individual accolades and Jacqueline Palermo '19 securing an honorable mention nod. Amherst's eight selections trailed only archrival Williams (10) among NESCAC institutions.

On the men's side four Mammoths racked up the honor, with Josh Chen '19, Chris Quinones '19, Craig Smith '20 and Sam Spurrell '18 each named honorable mention. Amherst's four selections trailed only Tufts (5) among NESCAC institutions.

Recognizing a record 1,069 swimmers and divers from 181 Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA colleges and universities across the country as Scholar All-Americans, student-athletes must has achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have competed in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships to attain individual CSCAA First Team accolades.

To be named Honorable Mention, student-athletes must have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 while clinching a "B" cut time standard or competed at a regional or zone qualifying meet.