CSCAA Names 29 Hoosiers to Scholar All-American Team


The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) named 1,479 swimmers and divers to Scholar All-American Team for the 2019-20 season. The award recognizes students who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championship. Selections were drawn from 209 colleges and universities.

For the second-straight year, the Southeastern Conference led all conferences with 137 first-team selections, ten more than last season. The University Athletic Association, Atlantic Coast Conference, and B1G Conference each had 121 first-team selections.

The award-winners studied a multitude of subjects ranging from A (Accounting) to Z (Zoology). Business majors accounted for just under 14% of all award-winners. They were followed by Engineering (all fields) and Biology at 9% each. Fully, one-third of all award-winners are pursuing a major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field.

In addition to 209 teams receiving first-team selections, 97 programs placed one swimmer or diver selected on the All-America Second Team roster. These student-athletes have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a “B” time standard or competed at an NCAA Regional or Zone Diving qualifier. In total, 282 teams placed at least one individual on the First or Second teams.


Men’s Team

Bruno Blaskovic, Psychology

Mikey Calvillo, Exercise Science

Will Gallant, Accounting

Mory Gould, Biology

Brandon Hamblin, Marketing

Van Mathias, Environmental & Sustainability Studies

Mohamed Samy, Intelligent Systems Engineering

Seamus Scotty, Finance

Brock Brown (HM), Environmental & Sustainability Studies

Andrew Couchon (HM), Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation

Matt Jerden (HM), Human Biology

Gary Kostbade (HM), Biology

Jake Marcum (HM), Exercise Science

Ben McDade (HM), Astronomy/Astrophysics

Thomas Vanderbrook (HM), Media


Women’s Team

Cora Dupre, Exercise Science

Laurel Eiber, Exercise Science

Grace Haskett, Recreational Therapy

Maria Paula Heitmann, Sport Management & Marketing

Cassie Jernberg, Interior Design

Abi Kirkpatrick, Exercise Science

Mackenzie Looze, Speech & Hearing Sciences

Kayla Luarde, Community Health

Noelle Peplowski, Sport Management & Marketing

Ashley Turak, Exercise Science

Josie Grote (HM), Exercise Science

Hope Hayward (HM), Sport Management & Marketing

Shelby Koontz (HM), Sport Management & Marketing

Bailey Kovac (HM), Human Biology



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