MEDFORD - The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently announced the teams and student-athletes who have earned Scholar All-America honors for the 2017-18 year, and both Tufts' men's and women's teams are recipients.
The CSCAA Scholar All-America teams list includes those squads achieving a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Individually, the CSCAA's Scholar All-America team recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed at their respective NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Honorable mention individual honors were also bestowed upon students who similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and swam a "B" time standard or competed at an NCAA Regional or Zone Diving qualifier.
Both of head coach Adam Hoyt's Tufts men's and women's teams finished just outside of the top 10 best cumulative grade point averages for Division III. The women's team compiled an outstanding 3.63 gpa during the spring 2018 semester, while the men achieved an outstanding 3.49 mark. Both were well above the 3.0 requirement for the award.
Among the individual honorees, the Tufts men who received recognition were junior Kingsley Bowen, freshman John LaLime, freshman Tyler Tatro and senior Zachary Wallace, as well as honorable mention freshman Nathan Mitchell. On the women's side, senior Anna Kimura and freshman honorable mention Jackie Crater were named.
Competititvely, the Tufts men's team won its first-ever New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship in 2018 and finished seventh at the NCAA meet. The women's team's fourth-place showing at NESCAC's was its best finish since 2013.