Elizabeth Mixa, Loyola
July 15, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving programs from four Patriot League institutions were recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for strong academic performance on the Scholar All-American lists announced earlier this month.
American, Bucknell, Lafayette and Loyola University Maryland appear on both the men's and women's Scholar All-America Teams for programs that boast an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better.
American, coached by Mark Davin, was recognized in the top-15 of NCAA Division I teams with the Eagles finishing T-4 nationally among men's teams with a 3.44 GPA and the American women's squad ranking 15th with a 3.52 mark. Yale was the top men's program at 3.50 and Kentucky led the way on the women's side with a 3.72.
The Bucknell women (3.40) and men (3.15), Lafayette women (3.31) and men (3.16), and Loyola women (3.27) and men (3.14) were also among the teams achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the semester coinciding with the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
In addition to the team honors, five Patriot League student athletes were recognized with CSCAA individual Scholar All-America honorable mention. This recognition is given to swimmers and divers who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard but did not compete in their national championship.
Bucknell's Louis Behnen, Tara Boyle and Mike Nicholson made the CSCAA honorable mention list along with Michael Brown and Elizabeth Mixa of Loyola.