Swimming Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Wrapping up a successful 2012-13 campaign, both in the pool and in the classroom, the Saint Leo University Men's and Women's Swim Teams have been honored with spots on the College Swimming Coaches Association of America's (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team.  In addition, men's swimmers Gabe Keown, Pawel Trenda, Matheus Assis, Milton Alberto-Requejo and Michael Cozzi were named to the association's Scholar All-America Team.

The women's team posted a 3.38 combined GPA while the men registered a 3.29.  The men's GPA was the fourth highest in NCAA Division II, behind national leader Lenior-Rhyne who posted a 3.54.

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 in the fall semester/term and in the semester/term of the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

"For the men to go from 21st at NCAA in 2012 to 13th this year while at the same time going from unranked to fourth nationally academically says a lot about our expectations and standards at Saint Leo University," Head Coach Paul Mangen said of his teams' successes this year.  "Our women did a fine job as well, and they also have been ranked as high as fourth in the past so we know they're capable this coming season of making that jump back into the top portion."

Individually, the five Lions added the academic honor to their large list of accomplishments in the past season.  In addition to CSCAA Scholar All-America Award, the group represented Saint Leo at the National Championships in March.  In addition, Assis earned a spot on the All-Conference First Team and was named the Male Swimmer of the Meet at the Sunshine State Conference Swimming Championships.  Trenda was also named the conference's Freshman of the Year.  Combined, the group helped to break 22 school records and earn six Top-8 swims and 18 top-16 finishes.

"It's very gratifying that our Student-Athlete's exemplify the expectations to represent the University with great academic prowess in addition the accolades we've accomplished in the pool this year," Mangen continued.  "It's not just something we say, it's something we do and do well. It's a nice way to cap off the past season, and a good starting point for the upcoming season to aid in goal setting."

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.

Click here for the 2012-13 CSCAA Individual Scholar All-Americans.

2013 CSCAA Team Scholar All-America Honorees

DII Women

 
 

DII Men

 

Queens University of Charlotte

3.65

 

Lenoir-Rhyne University

3.54

Drury University

3.60

 

Urbana University

3.42

Long Island University, Post

3.60

 

Colorado School of Mines

3.33

Lewis University

3.59

 

Saint Leo University

3.29

University of Alaska Fairbanks

3.58

 

West Virginia Wesleyan College

3.28

University of Bridgeport

3.58

 

Queens University of Charlotte

3.27

Florida Southern College

3.55

 

Drury University

3.24

California Baptist University

3.50

 

Nova Southeastern University

3.19

Notre Dame College

3.48

 

Delta State University

3.18

California University of PA

3.46

 

Pfeiffer University

3.18

Northern Michigan University

3.46

 

University of Bridgeport

3.17

Shippensburg University

3.45

 

Bentley University

3.16

Northern State University

3.44

 

University of California, San Diego

3.14

Wayne State University

3.43

 

Grand Canyon University

3.13

Delta State University

3.42

 

Florida Southern College

3.12

Catawba College

3.40

 

Notre Dame College

3.12

Lenoir-Rhyne University

3.39

 

Rollins College

3.12

Bentley University

3.39

 

Shippensburg University

3.12

Clarion University

3.39

 

University of Tampa

3.12

Minnesota State University Moorhead

3.39

 

Truman State University

3.10

St. Cloud State University

3.39

 

Missouri University of Science and Technology

3.09

Saint Leo University

3.38

 

St. Cloud State University

3.09

University of Tampa

3.38

 

University of Indianapolis

3.09

Wingate University

3.38

 

West Chester University

3.08

Converse College

3.36

 

Indiana University of PA

3.07

Grand Canyon University

3.36

 

William Jewell College

3.04

University of Indianapolis

3.35

 

Clarion University

3.04

University of California, San Diego

3.32

 

Fresno Pacific University

3.04

Florida Institute of Technology

3.30

 

Lake Erie College

3.04

Pfeiffer University

3.30

 

California Baptist university

3.00

Hillsdale College

3.30

 

Wayne State University

3.00

Indiana University of PA

3.30

 
 
 

Kutztown University

3.29

 
 
 

Nova Southeastern University

3.28

 
 
 

Rollins College

3.28

 
 
 

Assumption College

3.28

 
 
 

Bloomsburg University

3.24

 
 
 

Grand Valley State University

3.24

 
 
 

Lindenwood University

3.21

 
 
 

Minnesota State University, Mankato

3.19

 
 
 

Edinboro University

3.18

 
 
 

Lake Erie College

3.18

 
 
 

West Virginia Wesleyan College

3.18

 
 
 

Lock Haven University

3.16

 
 
 

Wheeling Jesuit University

3.13

 
 
 

East Stroudsburg University

3.09

 
 
 

Millersville University

3.09

 
 
 

Urbana University

3.08

 
 
 

Fairmont State University

3.07

 
 
 

California State University, East Bay

3.05

 
 
 

William Jewell College

3.03

 
 
 

Colorado School of Mines

3.02