CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State University men's and women's swimming and diving teams were both named Scholar All-America Teams for the spring semester in an announcement Tuesday morning by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
The women's team finished with a 3.67 grade point average in the spring semester while the Viking men finished with a 3.07 grade point average. Both programs posted the highest such figure in the Horizon League.
Additionally, the CSU women tied for the 11th highest GPA nationally of the nearly 200 Division I programs.
It is the seventh consecutive semester in which both programs have claimed Scholar All-America honors and the second straight in which both led the league in team GPA.
Fourteen Vikings posted 4.0 GPA's during the most recent semester: sophomore Timothy Kubacki, seniors Curtis Roden and Jared Stergar and junior Spencer Tretter of the men's team and senior Michaela Bargardi, sophomores Shaw Barney and Erica Henrichsen, seniors Abbie Kaple, Morgan Massie, Molly McNamara and Cassandra Oltman, sophomores Libby Smith and Irena Weclawiak and senior Claudia Zido on the women's team.
Bargardi graduated with a 4.00 cumulative GPA as a speech and hearing major last month. Henrichsen also has a maintained a 4.00 cumulative GPA with two years of school completed at CSU.
To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have achieved a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the previous semester.
Founded in 1922, the CSCAA—the oldest organization of college coaches in America—is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.
Cleveland State will begin a new era in the upcoming 2019-2020 season as Hannah Burandt will be serving in her first year as head coach.