MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 9, 2020) –Ten members of the West Virginia University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have been named Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the 2019-20 season.
Junior Callie Smith, sophomore Camille Burt and freshmen Holly Darling and Marian Tiemeier were honored for the women’s team, while redshirt senior Austin Smith, juniors Angelo Russo and Ryen Van Wyk, redshirt sophomore Jacob Cardinal Tremblay, sophomore PJ Lenz and freshman Hunter Armstrong received the recognition for the men’s team.
Armstrong and Cardinal Tremblay were recognized on the first team, while all four women honorees and Smith, Russo, Van Wyk and Lenz received honorable mention accolades.
“I am very proud of each of these individuals,” Mountaineer coach Vic Riggs said. “They have earned well-deserved recognition for both their academic and athletic accomplishments this past season.”
Swimmers/divers named to the first team achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher and were invited to their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The second team recognizes student-athletes who have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a “B” time standard during the 2019-20 season or competed at a regional- or zone-qualifying meet.
This season, the CSCAA named 1,479 student-athletes to the Scholar All-American Team. In total, 282 teams across the country placed at least one individual on the first or second teams.
The Mountaineers also were recognized by the CSCAA last week, as the men’s and women’s teams were named Scholar All-America Teams for the spring 2020 semester. After posting a team GPA of 3.70 in the spring, the women received the honor for the 25th consecutive semester. On the men’s side, the squad earned the honor for the sixth consecutive semester with a 3.50 GPA in the spring 2020 semester.
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