Maroons swimming and diving teams earn CSCAA Scholar All-America distinction

Maroons swimming and diving teams earn CSCAA Scholar All-America distinction

CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The University of Chicago men's and women's swim squads both earned inclusion on Tuesday's list of 2013 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams. Additionally, 16 Maroons were picked as CSCAA Individual Scholar All-Americans.

As a team, the UChicago women had a cumulative GPA of 3.40. Four members were named to the Scholar All-American First Team - freshman Karen Chu, freshman Jenna Harris, freshman Ciara Hu and senior Kathleen Taylor. Six student-athletes were also named Scholar All-American Honorable Mention - sophomore Jennifer Hill, senior Hannah Loek, senior Andrea McPike, senior Becky Schmidt, senior Tatum Stewart and junior Vivian Yuen.

On the men's side, UChicago's team cumulative GPA was 3.15. Four student-athletes were picked to the Scholar All-American First Team - sophomore Andrew Angeles, junior Eric Hallman, sophomore Matthew Staab and freshman Matthew Veldman. Sophomore Kevin Steffes and freshman Brian Weisbecker were Scholar All-American Honorable Mention honorees.

The Team Scholar All American award is presented swimming and diving teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Scholar All-American award is presented to swimmers and divers who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have qualified for and competed at their respective national championship. The Honorable Mention Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard, but have not qualified to compete in their respective national championship.