Four Vikings Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

Four Vikings Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Four members of the Cleveland State University men's and women's swimming & diving teams were recently named Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

Junior Matthew Martin and seniors Curtis Roden and Jared Stergar of the men's team and senior Molly McNamara of the women's team all earned Honorable Mention awards from the CSCAA.

McNamara earned postseason honors from the CSCAA for the third consecutive season while Martin and Stergar were recognized with this honor for the second straight year.

Cleveland State's four honorees were tied for the most by a school in the Horizon League, the second straight season that the Vikings tied for the lead in this category.

Martin, who has a 3.71 cumulative grade point average, won the Horizon League 100 butterfly title this past season in 47.41 seconds. He was also among the top five in the 200 butterfly and swam on CSU's 400 medley relay squad at the league meet.

Roden, who notched a 4.00 GPA this past semester, placed among the top eight in both diving disciplines at the Horizon League Championships. He also surpassed NCAA Zones standards on three different occasions during the season.

Stergar, who posted a 4.00 GPA this past semester, won the Horizon League title in the 100 breaststroke while surpassing an NCAA time standard. Stergar also had the fastest time in the league this season in the 200 breaststroke and finished third at the league meet in the 200 IM.

McNamara, who recently graduated with a 3.96 cumulative GPA, became the first Viking woman to win the Horizon League Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year award more than once. She also was previously named the Female Scholar-Athlete of the 2018-19 Winter Season by the Horizon League and took home Academic All-District At-Large First Team honors.

To earn an Honorable Mention award, a student-athlete must have achieved at least a 3.50 grade point average and post a 'B' time standard in an individual event (or, for divers, compete at their respective NCAA Zone Championship).