CSCAA Recognizes Mars Hill for Academics

CSCAA Recognizes Mars Hill for Academics

Colorado Springs, CO – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) has named the Mars Hill University men's and women's swimming teams to its Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2019 Semester.  A record 480 institutions were named to the list, highlighted by St. Andrews's women's GPA of 3.35.
 
CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart noted: "Coach Guyer has built a program that is a model of success in the pool and classroom."
 
A record number of teams achieved Scholar All-America status in each NCAA Division with men's teams seeing the biggest gains.  The increase can be attributed to the growing number of men's teams.  "For three years now, we've seen schools add more men's teams than women's," explained Earhart, "and now we're seeing those new teams produce the caliber of student-athlete we've come to expect in swimming and diving."
 
At 3.45, the median GPA among women's teams was the highest on record.  The men's median (3.23) was down slightly from the Fall semester.
 
For the third time in its history Emmanuel College led all Division II programs, earning a 3.80 for the Semester and making head coach Allen Gilchest proud.  "Our women continue to represent Emmanuel in the pool and the classroom in a positive and professional way with hard work and dedication to their teammates and college. I am proud and amazed by them."  The Bluegrass Mountain Conference placed nine teams on the honor roll, one more than the Great Lakes Valley Conference.  In total, eighty-three teams met the mark, four more than last Fall's record of seventy-nine.

The University of Bridgeport, led the men's Division II rankings for the second-consecutive semester.  Regrettably, the Purple Knights won't be able to go for a third as the University eliminated swimming following this year's NCAA Championships.  "With the program being dropped  this past season," explained head coach Doc Ludemann, "I am extremely excited for our athletes. This is certainly a special honor".  In total, fifty-three mens teams were selected and like the women, the Bluegrass Mountain Conference led the way with nine selections, one more than the GLVC.
 
The CSCAA will announce its individual Scholar All-Americans next week.
 
About the CSCAA
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the first organization of college coaches in America – is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level. 

 

Women's Teams

3.35

Adelphi

Robert Smith

 

3.22

Alaska-Fairbanks

Scott Lemley

 

3.24

Ashland

Ron Allen

 

3.23

Assumption

Stuart Cromarty

 

3.32

Augustana (SD)

Lindsie Micko

 

3.40

Azusa Pacific

Tim Kyle

 

3.22

Barton

Tyler Ziegler

 

3.52

Bentley

Mary Kay Samko

 

3.55

Biola

Ryan Kauth

 

3.28

Bridgeport

Richard Ludemann

 

3.35

Cal State East Bay

Shane Pelton

 

3.48

Cal U - PA

Ed Denny

 

3.57

Carson-Newman

jordan taylor

 

3.35

Chowan

Matt Hood

 

3.61

Clarion

Brehan Kelley

 

3.39

Colorado Mesa

Geoff Hanson

 

3.36

Concordia-Irvine

Albert (Bert) Bergen

 

3.07

Converse

Kristina Henkel

 

3.04

CSU-Pueblo

Brian Pearson

 

3.57

Davenport

Justin Vasquez

 

3.54

Delta State

Dan'l Murray

 

3.40

Dixie State

Tamber McAllister

 

3.52

Drury

Brian Reynolds

 

3.35

Edinboro

Chris Rhodes

 

3.80

Emmanuel

Allen Gilchrest

 

3.48

Fairmont State

Patrick Snively

 

3.55

Findlay

Andrew Makepeace

 

3.49

Florida Southern

Andy Robins

 

3.45

Florida Tech

David Dent

 

3.22

Fresno Pacific

Katelyne Herrington

 

3.77

Gannon

Darren Suroviec

 

3.47

Grand Valley

Andrew Boyce

 

3.23

Henderson State

William Matthews

 

3.41

Hillsdale

Kurt Kirner

 

3.41

Indiana (PA)

Chris Villa

 

3.69

Indianapolis

Jason Hite

 

3.58

King (TN)

James Graves

 

3.40

Kutztown

Tim Flannery

 

3.76

Lenoir-Rhyne

Paul Schiffel

 

3.29

Lewis

Roger Karns

 

3.56

Lindenwood

Jason Owen

 

3.69

LIU Post

Kristen Foley

 

3.51

Lynn

Niki Alvarez

 

3.14

Mars Hill

Teddy Guyer

 

3.45

Mary

Allan McCallum

 

3.69

Maryville

Erica Rose

 

3.46

McKendree

Jimmy Tierney

 

3.43

Merrimack

Erin Cammann

 

3.38

Mines

Nate Rothman

 

3.45

Minnesota State

Nathan Owens

 

3.63

MN-Moorhead

Charlie King

 

3.36

Northern Michigan

Heidi Voigt

 

3.38

Northern State

Nicole Monanian

 

3.54

Nova Southeastern

Ben Hewitt

 

3.07

Oklahoma Christian

Josh Davis

 

3.44

Ouachita Baptist

Steven Bostick

 

3.71

Pace

Alexis Chocinowski

 

3.63

Queens (NC)

Jeff Dugdale

 

3.59

Roberts Wesleyan

Sara Smith

 

3.47

Rollins

Kyle Berg

 

3.32

Saginaw State

Bruce Zimmerman

 

3.51

Saint Cloud

Jeff Hegle

 

3.45

Saint Leo

Paul Mangen

 

3.72

Saint Michael's

Eileen Hall

 

3.40

Saint Rose

Keith Murray

 

3.81

Salem

Rick Johnson

 

3.20

Shippensburg

Tim Verge

 

3.47

Sioux Falls

Chris Hamstra

 

3.39

Southern Conn

Tim Quill

 

3.37

Tampa

Jimi Kiner

 

3.24

Tiffin

Lukas Jachno

 

3.54

Truman State

Jerod Simek

 

3.38

UC San Diego

Dave Marsh

 

3.62

UMSL

Tony Hernandez

 

3.62

Urbana

Cassandra Wendall

 

3.12

UT-PB

Cameron Kainer

 

3.60

Wayne State

Sean Peters

 

3.54

West Chester

Steve Mazurek

 

3.55

West Florida

Philip Kraus

 

3.34

WV Wesleyan

April Gitzen

 

3.19

Western State

Erik Matheson

 

3.60

William Jewell

Dan Szuba

 

3.46

Wingate

Kirk Sanocki

 

Men's Teams

3.22

Ashland

Ron Allen

 

3.07

Barton

Tyler Ziegler

 

3.28

Bentley

Mary Kay Samko

 

3.23

Biola

Ryan Kauth

 

3.67

Bridgeport

Richard Ludemann

 

3.26

Carson-Newman

jordan taylor

 

3.14

Chowan

Matt Hood

 

3.14

Colorado Mesa

Geoff Hanson

 

3.41

Concordia-Irvine

Albert (Bert) Bergen

 

3.15

Delta State

Dan'l Murray

 

3.15

Drury

Brian Reynolds

 

3.16

Edinboro

Chris Rhodes

 

3.14

Emmanuel

Allen Gilchrest

 

3.39

Fairmont State

Patrick Snively

 

3.34

Findlay

Andrew Makepeace

 

3.43

Florida Southern

Andy Robins

 

3.39

Florida Tech

David Dent

 

3.00

Fresno Pacific

Katelyne Herrington

 

3.33

Gannon

Darren Suroviec

 

3.07

Grand Valley

Andrew Boyce

 

3.04

Henderson State

William Matthews

 

3.45

Indianapolis

Jason Hite

 

3.21

King (TN)

James Graves

 

3.26

Lenoir-Rhyne

Paul Schiffel

 

3.24

Lewis

Roger Karns

 

3.41

Lindenwood

Jason Owen

 

3.02

Mars Hill

Teddy Guyer

 

3.39

Maryville

Erica Rose

 

3.26

McKendree

Jimmy Tierney

 

3.52

Mines

Nate Rothman

 

3.19

Missouri S&T

Doug Grooms

 

3.47

Northern Michigan

Heidi Voigt

 

3.54

Nova Southeastern

Ben Hewitt

 

3.37

Pace

Alexis Chocinowski

 

3.25

Queens (NC)

Jeff Dugdale

 

3.73

Roberts Wesleyan

Sara Smith

 

3.36

Rollins

Kyle Berg

 

3.19

Saginaw Valley State

Bruce Zimmerman

 

3.20

Saint Leo

Paul Mangen

 

3.30

Saint Michael's

Eileen Hall

 

3.44

Salem

Rick Johnson

 

3.14

Shippensburg

Tim Verge

 

3.30

Tampa

Jimi Kiner

 

3.09

Tiffin

Lukas Jachno

 

3.15

UC San Diego

Dave Marsh

 

3.15

UMSL

Tony Hernandez

 

3.44

Urbana

Cassandra Wendall

 

3.13

Wayne State

Sean Peters

 

3.30

West Chester

Steve Mazurek

 

3.17

WV Wesleyan

April Gitzen

 

3.27

William Jewell

Dan Szuba

 

3.40

Wingate

Kirk Sanocki