NORFOLK, VA – Eleven members of the Johns Hopkins men’s swim team have been named to the 2017 College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team it was announced recently. In addition, the men’s program was named a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team after posting a grade point average of 3.54 for the spring semester.
Nine individuals received First Team Scholar All-America honors in seniors Andy Greenhalgh and Scott Sterrett, juniors Jan Hagemeister, Davis Knox, Austin Wilson and Mark Wilson, sophomores Emile Kuyl and Peter Lazorchak and freshman Raph Bechtold. Earning honorable mention accolades are sophomore Erik Bostrom and freshman Matthew Garza. Greenhalgh earns the honor for the fourth time in his career, while Sterrett is a three-time selection. Bostrom, Hagemeister, Knox, Kuyl and Lazorchak are two-time honorees.
The Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved both academic and athletic excellence over the semester coinciding with their respective national championship. In order to be selected athletes must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.50 or higher, be in good standing with their team and institution and be nominated by a CSCAA member. For the first-team status, individuals must have qualified for and competed at their respective national championship either as an individual or as part of a relay. For honorable mention, individuals must have achieved an individual "B" time standard or completed in their respective NCAA diving regional.