Northern Michigan University Swimming and Diving earned Scholar All-American status for its men's and women's teams last semester from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). Eight women and eight men student-athletes also earned Individual Scholar All-American recognition.
“Coach Heidi Voigt is doing a great job leading this program. Her hard work, dedication, and support are invaluable in helping the student-athletes thrive both academically and athletically,” said Samantha Barany, executive director of CSCAA.
The men's team tied for 4th among the top ten Division II teams on the list with a 3.50 GPA and 17 participants. The women's team had a GPA of 3.57, with 25 participants. CSCAA's criteria are for teams to have an average GPA of 3.0 or higher. GPA is not based on individuals and is calculated with each participant's semester GPA. Teams must be current CSCAA members and nominated by a current CSCAA member or their designee.
NMU's Individual Scholars include Rebecca Burrows, Camilla Carbone, Zoe Dekievit, Jenna Joerger, Michaela Nelson, Pilar Perello, Faith Sill, Mia Stranzy, Thibault Auger, Roberto Camera, Erikas Kapocius, William LaCount, Ryan Lund, Leo Nolles, Tobias Stiles and Zach Ondrej. The student-athletes needed a minimum GPA of 3.50 or higher during the academic year or semester coinciding with their national championship. They also had to be in good standing with their team and institution throughout the season.