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Utah Swimming & Diving Teams Earn CSCAA Team Scholar All-America Awards

Nick Soedel (pictured) was selected to the CSCAA's Scholar All-American First Team.

Nick Soedel (pictured) was selected to the CSCAA's Scholar All-American First Team.

July 18, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY - Both the men's and women's teams of the University of Utah swimming & diving programs were named Scholar America teams for the 2013 spring term, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced Thursday.

The Ute women's team combined for a 3.34 GPA during the last semester, while the Utah men's team posted a 3.14 mark.

The Team Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once after the fall and spring semesters.

Nick Soedel and Josiah Purss both represented Utah on the CSCAA's Scholar All-American First team. This award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester and have qualified for and competed at their respective national championship. The award is presented once annually, during the spring semester.

Kersten Merry and Petra Soininen both gained Honorable Mention Scholar All-American status after posting grade point averages of 3.5 or higher over the spring semester and achieving a `B' time standard, but have not qualified to compete in their respective national championship. Divers earned the award by competing at their respective championship qualifying meets.

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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