Illini Earn Scholar All-America Team Recognition
July 23, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Fighting Illini swimming and diving team earned the Spring 2013 Scholar All-America Team Award, which is presented each semester by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America to teams that maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Illinois tied for the 34th-highest GPA among women's division I swimming and diving teams and led the Big Ten with a 3.45 GPA.
In addition, Darragh McDermott and Keri Eberhardt earned honorable mention Scholar All-America recognition, which goes to student-athletes who achieved a GPA of 3.5 or greater and a "B" national time standard but did not qualify for the national championships.
"I am extremely proud of the consistent effort and time that the team puts into their academics," head coach Sue Novitsky said. "The team continues to represent the high standards expected of University of Illinois student-athletes. I would like to thank our academic counselor, Melinda McCormick, the staff at Irwin and the administration for providing the support to help all Illinois student-athletes succeed."
A complete list of teams and individuals who earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honors can be found HERE.