For the first time in the 95-year history of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) more than 700 teams have received Scholar All-America recognition. In total, 720 teams, representing 443 institutions achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 Semester.
- 3.30 Dickinson
- 3.26 Franklin & Marshall
- 3.04 Gettysburg
- 3.44 McDaniel
- 3.51 Swarthmore
- 3.20 Ursinus
The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected a record 997 swimmers and divers for its Scholar All-America team. The selections recognize students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Gettysburg rising senior Ty Dougherty (West Chester, Pa./Salesianum School [Del.]) garnered CSCAA individual Scholar All-America honors for the second straight season while rising sophomores Adam Dias (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Wilmington) and Josh Parker (Millington, N.J./Watchung Hills) landed CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention.
Dougherty, an Organization and Management Studies major, is coming off a stellar junior campaign that was capped by his third-consecutive appearance at the NCAA Division III Championships, where he landed Honorable Mention All-America status in the 50-freestyle with his 10th-place finish. Also at the national meet, Dougherty placed 21st in the 100-breaststroke and 22nd in the 100-freestyle. Earlier in the season, Dougherty posted an incredible performance at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships, where he captured First Team All-CC honors after winning the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, and 100-breaststroke for the second year in a row while leading the 200-freestyle and 400-freestyle relays to additional victories.
An eight-time All-American, Dougherty holds school records in the 100-breaststroke (56.06), 200-freestyle relay (1:20.41), 400-freestyle relay (2:57.93), 200-medley relay (1:30.25), and the 400-medley relay (3:20.36). He also owns Centennial Conference records in the 200-free relay, 400-free relay, 200-medley relay, and 400-medley relay.
An undeclared major, Dias landed First-Team All-Centennial Conference honors following a solid freshman season in which he swam a "B" cut in his top event, the 200-breaststroke. He achieved the feat at the Centennial Conference Championships, where he won the event while lowering his own school record with a time of 2:04.16. Earlier in the season, Dias shattered the school record in the 200-breast by nearly five seconds with his victory at the Gettysburg Invitational.
Parker, an undeclared major, also registered an outstanding rookie campaign as one of the team's top distance freestylers. Like Dias, Parker registered a "B" cut at the Centennial Conference Championships, where he captured All-CC honorable mention with his runner-up performance in the 1,650-freestyle. He placed less than two seconds behind teammate Ogden Leyens '20, who reset the school record in the event. However, Parker also bettered the former record, as his time of 15:53.22 was nearly 23 seconds faster than the previous mark. Earlier in the season, Parker twice broke the school record in the 1,000-freestyle, and his top time in the distance was his split of 9:40.40.75 in the 1,650 at the Centennial Conference Championships.
Ursinus College men's swimming rising sophomore Jacob Menzer received an honorable mention selection to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America team, it was announced Wednesday.
Menzer is the third Ursinus men's swimmer to merit Scholar All-America status, accomplished by maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and registering at least one NCAA Division III Championship provisional qualifying time. The CSCAA awards first-team laurels to those who compete at the NCAA Championships. Marcus Wagner '17 and Christian Hoops' 16 also merited honorable mention Scholar All-America certificates in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Menzer logged a remarkable rookie campaign in which he broke three of the team's six individual freestyle records (200 – 1:41.70; 500 – 4:34.52; and 1650 – 16:12.92) and helped eclipse the 400-yard freestyle relay and 800-yard freestyle relay marks. He placed second in both the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle at the Centennial Conference championships, earning All-CC honorable mention in each, and logged an NCAA B cut time with a 16:12.92 in the 1650 free.