July 19, 2013
Official CSCAA Release
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Both Northwestern men's and women's swimming and diving programs earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team supported by Nike honors, the organization announced Thursday (July 18).
The Northwestern men achieved the seventh-best GPA in the nation for a men's program, tying with Brown University at 3.37 for the 2012-13 academic year. The NU women were just one-hundredth of a point behind that mark, turning in a 3.36 cumulative grade point average.
The Team Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams that have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Individually, NU senior women's swimmer Taylor Reynolds (St. Louis, Mo./Webster Groves) was named to the CSCAA Division I Scholar All-America first team, a status awarded to student-athletes with at least a 3.50 GPA who qualify for and compete at the NCAA Championships.
In addition, senior Meredith King (Louisville, Ky./duPont Manual) for the women along with sophomore Uula Auren (Helsinki, Finland/Mäkelänrinteen Lukio), junior Dominik Cubelic (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South), freshman Van Donkersgoed (Eden Prairie, Minn./Minnehaha Academy), sophomore Matthew Margritier (Leawood, Kan./Rockhurst), senior Toni Valcic (Ribnica, Slovenia/Gimnazija Ledina) and senior Charlie Rimkus (Tustin, Calif./Beckman) from the men won honorable mention Scholar All-America status for earning a 3.5 GPA or better and swimming at least one individual NCAA `B' consideration time during the season.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America is the oldest professional organization of college coaches in America. The CSCAA is dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the collegiate level.
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