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Six Bears Named Scholar All-Americans

Jun 27, 2022
Reece Whitley was named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America first team for the fourth consecutive year.

BERKELEY – Six members of the California men's swimming & diving team earned 2021-22 Scholar All-America honors, the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced Monday, June 27.
To qualify for first-team Scholar All-America, student-athletes earned a minimum grade point average of 3.50 and participated at the 2022 NCAA Championships.  Second-team selections also earned a 3.50 GPA or higher and achieved a "B" time standard for the 2022 NCAA Championships or participated at a diving zone qualification meet. All criteria can be found on
Cal's six honorees are below:

  • Kai Crews – Undeclared (second team)
  • Tyler Kopp – Business Administration
  • Colby Mefford – Undeclared
  • Marcos Rico Peng – Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (second team)
  • Björn Seeliger – Undeclared
  • Reece Whitley – Business Administration

Reece Whitley, a 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-American and the Pac-12 Men's Swimming & Diving Scholar Athlete of the Year, led Cal's six honorees with his fourth career selection to the CSCAA Scholar All-America first team. Tyler Kopp earned his second consecutive selection to the first team, while the other four Golden Bears were first-time honorees.
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