WORCESTER – Guided by Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI), five WPI student-athletes were recognized Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). In addition to the individuals, both the men's and women's programs were recognized as Scholar All-America Teams.
Collaboratively, the men compiled a 3.38 GPA, which was second in the NEWMAC and tied with Mount Union, Johns Hopkins and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for 32nd of 134 teams to achieve at least a 3.0. The women were tied with Mount Union, Hope, Hiram, Emory and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, for 40th of 185 teams, with a 3.56 GPA.
Bauer, who was honored all four years, moved back to the first team and was joined by Craig Barrett (Edinburgh, Scotland), Jean Philippe Miralda (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and Jackson Perry (Cumberland, RI). Matt Shriner (Arlington, MA), meanwhile, was named as an honorable mention.
Individual Scholar All-Americans have achieved both academic and athletic excellence over the semester/quarter coinciding with their respective national championships. In order to be selected, student-athletes must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.50 or higher, be in good standing with their team and institution throughout the entire season, be nominated by a current CSCAA member or their designee by the entry deadline, and have participated at their respective national championship (First Team) or achieved an individual "B" time standard (Honorable Mention).