NORFOLK, Va. - The Northern Michigan University men's and women's swimming and diving teams and nine individual Wildcat student-athletes earned Scholar All-America honors announced the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The men's team posted a team grade point average of 3.31 while the women acheived a 3.23.
Renars Bundzis, Arnoldo Herrera, Jonas Reinhold, Janne Roovers, Emily Bell, Rachel Borchardt, Hannah Crump, Jamie Kimble, and Angela Probstfeld have been selected to the Scholar All-America team. The selections recognize students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
"We are very proud of our student-athletes efforts and accomplishments both in the pool and in the classroom," commented head coach Heidi Voigt. "As a program we are honored to receive the All-America accolades for both our men's and women's teams."
For the first time in the 95-year history of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) more than 700 teams have received Scholar All-America recognition. In total, 720 teams, representing 443 institutions achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 Semester. The recognition comes as a result of the programs' classroom performance in the past semester.
The Wildcats were one of 46 Division II men's swimming and diving teams and one of 75 Division II women's swimming and diving teams to earn the honor. In Division II men's swimming and diving Urbana College's 3.69 edged Salem International by 0.02. Bridgeport was third with a 3.60. In Division II women's swimming and diving McKendree University's four-woman squad posted a perfect 4.00 to lead the way.
The full article from the CSCAA can be found at www.cscaa.org.