GENESEO, N.Y. – Both the SUNY Geneseo men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams were recently recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as Scholar All-America Teams, while seven individuals garnered individual honors for their achievements both in the water and the classroom.
The Geneseo women compiled a 3.34 cumulative grade point average, while the men’s squad accumulated a 3.09 GPA.
Junior Molly Carney, senior Elyssa Max, junior Lily Powell, junior Corinne Vairo and junior Kaitlin Wilcoxen were all named First-Team Scholar All-Americans, while junior Emily Wanamaker achieved honorable mention status. On the men’s side, junior Brandon Peifer landed honorable mention plaudits.
To qualify for the team award, a program must have compiled at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA during the spring semester while also competing in the NCAA Championship meet. Individuals qualified for scholar All-America recognition by achieving a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 for the spring semester while also qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Honorable mention honors went to those that compiled a 3.5 GPA while meeting the “B” time standard, but did not qualify for the NCAA Championships.
Geneseo was one of 138 women’s teams named to the Scholar All-America list, while the Knights men were among 79 programs that garnered the award. A total of seven SUNYAC women’s programs, as well as four SUNYAC men’s programs, made the list.
The Geneseo women won their sixth-straight SUNYAC Championship in 2013, marking the 21st overall conference title in the 30 years women’s swimming has been a league sport. The men finished second at the SUNYAC meet, snapping a 14-year stretch of championship titles for the Knights.