NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's swimming and diving team received Scholar All-America Team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). Moreover, five Bulldogs also received individual honors for CSCAA Scholar All-America team.
The CSCAA All-America Team honors recognized NCAA teams that achieved a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the Spring semester. The men's swimming and diving team achieved a team-wide 3.46 GPA during the 2017 spring semester, ranking sixth among NCAA Division I swimming and diving programs according to CSCAA Academic All-American rankings.
Seniors Aaron Greenberg and Kei Hyogo were selected for CSCAA Scholar All-America team. The CSCAA recognized student-athletes that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships for its Scholar All-America team. Greenberg competed at the 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke. Hyogo received All-American honors for his 16th place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle at the 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and also competed in the 500-yard freestyle.
Additionally, three Bulldogs – sophomore Tristan Furnary, Ben Lerude '17 and senior Jonathan Rutter – were named Honorable Mention selections for CSCAA Scholar All-America team. The CSCAA recognized student-athletes that achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and also achieved a "B" qualifying time standard as Honorable Mention selections.
The Bulldogs look to build on their strong performances in and out of the pool as they head into their 2017-18 season.
Report by Neil Zheng '19, Yale Sports Publicity