Nine Bears Earn Scholar All-America Honors
BERKELEY – Nine members of Cal's women's swimming & diving team have earned Scholar All-America honors from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of American (CSCAA) – all with grade-point averages of 3.50 or higher.
To qualify for the first team, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and participated in the NCAA Championships in 2021. Honorable mention selections must have also earned a 3.50 GPA or higher and achieved a "B" time standard for the national championship or participated at a diving zone qualification meet.
Eight Golden Bears were named to the 2020-21 Scholar All-America first team:
Sarah DiMeco - media studies
Emily Gantriis - undeclared
Isabel Ivey - interdisciplinary studies
Robin Neumann - global studies
Eloise Riley - global studies
Ayla Spitz - political economy
Briana Thai - interdisciplinary studies
Alicia Wilson - business administration
In addition, Ali Harrison (American studies major) was selected honorable mention.
Both Neumann and Harrison received CSCAA recognition for the fourth time in their careers, while Wilson is a three-time honoree. Ivey, Riley, Spitz and Thai all earned their places on the team for the second team.
Last month, Cal received CSCAA Scholar All-America team honors with a combined 3.64 GPA for the spring semester, marking the 23rd consecutive term the Bears have been honored – or every semester the award has been presented.