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    July 14, 2014
    H2Okies earn CSCAA Scholar All-America team awards
    Both men and women recognized for academic work

    BLACKSBURG - The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announce its 2014 Spring CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams supported by Nike Swim, with both the men’s and women’s teams of Virginia Tech swimming & diving being recognized.

    The Team Scholar All American Award is presented to college and university swimming & diving teams that have achieved a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester and again in the spring to recognize teams achieving a 3.0 in the semester coinciding with the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

    The Virginia Tech women’s team had a team average GPA of 3.36 for the spring while the men had a 3.02 team GPA.

    "We are proud of the ongoing tradition of excellence our program exhibits in the classroom," Tech head coach Ned Skinner said. "Our swimmers and divers take great pride in their academic pursuits and it shows in their strong careers once they graduate. I am grateful to our staff who support our student-athletes with balance in their lives."

    Several individuals were also honored by the CSCAA for their work in the classroom. Making the individual first team for Division I were: Kyle Butts, Brandon Fiala, Ryan Hawkins, Morgan Lattimer, Holland Harper and Weronika Poluszek.

    The Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who achieved a cumulative, or term grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the academic term coinciding with their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and qualified for, and competed at, the Championship.

    The Honorable Mention Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, or cumulative average, and achieved a “B” time standard, but did not qualify or compete in their respective national championship. Divers qualify by competing at their respective championship qualifying meets, zones or NCAA preliminary rounds.

    Jacob Ores, Nick Tremols, John Trope, Kaite Bean, Brittany Boone and Caroline Higgins were named to the honorable mention squad from the H2Okies.

    Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America is the oldest professional organization of college coaches in America. The CSCAA is dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the collegiate level.

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