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.
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
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