Women's Swimming and Diving Honored by CSCAA for Academics
(NORFOLK, Va.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming and diving team was honored by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with a Team Scholar All-America award as five individuals were also named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans.
The Team Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The women's team earned a 3.61 GPA for the spring semester and also earned the award following the fall semester in which they recorded a 3.59 team GPA.
To qualify for First-Team Scholar All-America, student-athletes earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 and participated in their national championship. Second-Team selections also earned a 3.50 GPA or higher and achieved a "B" time standard for the national championship or participated at a diving zone qualification meet.
Senior Kierstyn Cassidy (Waynesville, Ohio / Waynesville), freshman Emma Hoffman (Ballston Spa, N.Y. / Ballston Spa), and junior Tiffany Tseng (Westford, Mass. / Westford Academy) all earned their first honor from the CSCAA and were named to the first team after competing at the NCAA Championships. Junior Emilia Schwallie (Weston, Mass. / Weston) and freshman Kyndall Tatum (Highlands Ranch, Colo. / Arapahoe) earned second-team recognition with Schwallie earning her second award.