June 21, 2017

Academic Accolades Abound for Ohio State Swimmers


June 21, 2017

Columbus, Ohio— Ohio State’s swimming programs were honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Wednesday, earning Scholar All-America honors from the organization.

Both the men’s and women’s teams earned Scholar All-America status this year. To receive the honor, a team must have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 semester. 

CSCAA Executive Director Joel Shinofield praised Ohio State and its ability to remain consistently excellent, saying: “Their teams succeed in and out of the pool ever year. We are very fortunate to have schools like Ohio State and people like President Michael Drake and Director of Athletics Gene Smith who support these exceptional student-athletes.”

For an individual to achieve CSCAA Scholar All-America status, he or she must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Honorable mention selection are student-athletes who have reached the same academic qualifications and achieved a “B” standard time during the 2016-17 season.

Ohio State had 18 total student-athletes meet those qualifications this season:

Men: Andrew Appleby, Joey Long, Brayden Seal, Nathan Christian (HM), Daniel Gloude (HM), Greg Nymberg (HM), Brad Shannon (HM), and Ryan Vander Meulen (HM)

Women: Meg Bailey, Maria Coy, Kathrin Demler, Liz Li, Macie McNichols, Chantel Wynn, Katia Antal (HM), Elizabeth Auckley (HM), Cheyenne Meek (HM), Mikayla Murphy (HM)

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.