12 USC Swim and Dive Student-Athletes Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans
A total of 12 USC swimming and diving student-athletes were named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team, as announced on Tuesday, July 9.
The award recognizes student athletes who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championships. To qualify for First-Team Scholar All-America, student-athletes must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher and participated in their national championship. Second-Team selections (also called Honorable Mention) must have also earned a 3.5 GPA or higher and achieved a "B" time standard for the national championship or participated at a diving zone qualification meet.
Seven Trojans earned First-Team Scholar All-American honors as swimmers Alexei Sancov (Psychology), Kaitlyn Dobler (Mechanical Engineering), Aela Janvier (Industrial Engineering), Isabelle Odgers (Journalism), Jemma Schlicht (Health and Human Services), Marta Ciesla (Communications) and diver Savannah Stocker (Real Estate Development) were recognized for their accomplishments.
An additional five USC swimmers earned an Honorable Mention as Maggie Aroesty (Communications), Makenna Turner (Communications), David Mertz (Mathematical Economics), Mario Koenigsperger (Business Administration) and Jackson Odgers (Mechanical Engineering) were Second-Team Scholar All-America selections.
Just a few weeks ago, the USC swimming and diving team was named a CSCAA Scholar All-American Team for the group's combined GPA. Jeremy Kipp's squad turned in spring term GPA's of 3.35 (men's swim and dive) and 3.34 (women's swim and dive.)
About the CSCAA
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), is the nation's first organization of college coaches. The mission of the CSCAA is to advance the sport of swimming and diving with coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy, and professional development.