Camel Men, Women Rank High on CSCAA Spring All-Academic Team
NEW LONDON, Conn--The Connecticut College men's and women's swimming and diving teams have been honored for their excellence in the classroom by the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with the Team Academic award.
Captained by seniors Grant Moryan (Westfield, N.J.) and Pat Troy (Bradford, N.H.), the Camel men tie for 22nd place in the country with a mean grade point average of 3.30 for the spring of 2010. The women´s team, captained by senior co-captains Alexis Levengood (Caldwell, N.J.) and Kristen Zarba (Beverly, Mass.), compiled a 3.48 grade point average to finish in a tie for 14th place in the nation.
In addition to the team recognition, nine Camels were honored with CSCAA Individual Academic accolades. To be honored individually, a student-athlete must earn a B-cut or provisionally qualify for the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship and carry a grade point average of at least 3.50.
Sophomore Tim Walsh (Lincoln Park, N.J.) was joined by seniors Sam Perley (Charlotte, N.C.), Pat Troy and Grant Moryan on the men´s squad. Junior Sarah Murphy (Williamsburg, Va.), Leigh Weymouth (Canandaigua, N.Y.), Caitlin Munns (Westfield, Mass.), Jessica Schanzer (Monterey, Calif.) and Katie Karlson (Wayland, Mass.) landed on the women´s team for Connecticut College.
This past March, 10 Camel swimmers were named to the 2010 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Winter All-Academic Team. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached junior academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35.
Marc Benvenuti, the Head Men´s and Women´s Swimming & Diving Coach at the College, was pleased with his team´s academic achievements and their lofty rankings on the CSCAA National All-Academic Teams.
"Our student-athletes compete at the highest level in the classroom and in the pool," Benvenuti said. "To have nine student-athletes named to the CSCAA Individual All-Academic Team is an amazing accomplishment. In my first seven years here, we had 17 athletes receive this individual honor."
July 7, 2010