Worcester, MA --- The WPI men's and women's swimming and diving programs were honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for academic success while eight individuals have been recognized for their efforts in the pool and the classroom.
Both teams received CSCAA Scholar All-America Team status for the third consecutive season as the women collaborated for a 3.29 GPA and the men teamed up for a three-year best 3.21, up from 3.18 in 2014 and 3.17 in 2013.
Andrew Bauer (Cumberland, RI), Nathan Hughes (Arlington, VA) and David Smallwood (Bangor, ME) earned CSCAA Scholar All-America status while Ben List (Bedford, MA), Tim Petri (Eksjo, Sweden) and Karim Elsayed (Cairo, Egypt) took home honorable mention accolades. Hughes, List and Smallwood all earned honorable mention status a year ago.
To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have achieved a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the Spring semester.
To be selected to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, swimmers and divers must have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Honorable Mention selections have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or, for diving, competed at their respective qualifying meets.