WORCESTER -- Sid Williams (Fairfax, VA) was honored as a Scholar All-America by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), while both the men's and women's programs were named as Scholar All-America Teams.
The Scholar All-America award recognizes students who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championship. Selections were drawn from 209 colleges and universities.
The award capped an outstanding sophomore campaign for Williams. He earned All-America accolades in the 100-yard breaststroke after being selected to compete in the NCAA Division III Championships. Williams, the MVP of the Worcester City Meet in October, posted a time of 48.86 in the 100-yard backstroke at the NEWMAC Championships in February. The sophomore was also scheduled to participate in the 50 and 100 freestyles by virtue of achieving B cuts in the events.
The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected a record 789 programs from 461 institutions to the Scholar All-America Team for the Spring 2020 semester. Teams were selected on the basis of their Spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes.
Additional institutional adjustments to grading systems resulted in GPAs nearly one-quarter letter grade higher than previously. As a result, the CSCAA will not be publishing team GPAs. This Semester's list also does not include teams at institutions that switched entirely to pass/fail grading.