Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

The Calvin College men's and women's swimming and diving teams have once again received academic awards from the College Swim Coaches Association of America.

Both teams have received the CSCAA Team Scholar All-America Award.

The Team Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester/term and in the semester/term of the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).

The Calvin women's team recorded a 3.51 grade point average during the recently completed spring semester. The Calvin men's team recorded a 3.36 grade point average during the spring semester.

CSCAA Executive Director Joel Shinofield cited Calvin's success, noting:  "Coach Dan Gelderloos continues to produce champions - in and out of the pool at Calvin ."  He added, "We are very fortunate to have schools like Calvin and people like President LeRoy and Director of Athletics Dr. Jim Timmer who support these exceptional student-athletes."

In total, 720 teams across collegiate swimming, representing 443 institutions achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 Semester.

The Calvin men's and women's team also produced a combined total of 11 individuals that received CSCAA Scholar All-America honors. The selections recognize students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Receiving CSCAA Scholar All-America honors from the Calvin women's team are juniors Abby Van Harn, Sarah Bradley and Rachel Mattson; sophomores Kendall Murphy and Anna Serino and freshman Emily Gunderson.

Receiving CSCAA Scholar All-America honors from the Calvin men's team are seniors Brett Stoughton and Eli Holstege, junior Michael Moetmann and sophomores Jared Britton and Ben Holstege.