NEW HAVEN, Conn.--A record thirteen members of the Yale women's swimming and diving team have been named Individual Scholar All-Americans for the 2015-2016 collegiate season by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). Less than a week after the team was named a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, 13 Bulldogs earned Scholar All-America or Honorable Mention Scholar All-America status.
The Bulldogs tied with the University of South Carolina and Texas A&M for the third-highest number of individual honorees amongst all NCAA Division I women's swimming and diving programs. They were topped only by the University of California Berkeley with 16 Scholar All-Americans and the University of Alabama and Auburn, each of which had 14 Scholar All-Americans.
Within the Ivy League, Yale had the highest number of honorees by far, ahead of Harvard (7), Princeton (4), Brown (3), and the University of Pennsylvania (2).
Eva Fabian '16, Isabella Hindley '19, and Cailley Silbert '18 earned Scholar All-American status. Michelle Chintanaphol '17, Olivia Grinker '16, Sydney Hirschi '17, Isla Hutchinson-Maddox '17, Olivia Jameson '17, Pauline Kaminski '18, Lilybet MacRae '17, McKenna Tennant '18, Kina Zhou '17, and Maddy Zimmerman '18 earned Honorable Mention Scholar All-America status.
In order to be selected as a Scholar All-American by the CSCAA, a student-athlete must demonstrate excellence in the pool and in the classroom by earning a 3.50 GPA and qualifying for and competing in the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. To earn Honorable Mention status, a student-athlete must earn a 3.50 GPA and meet the NCAA "B" qualification standard during the collegiate season.
For a complete list of all honorees from all divisions, click here.
Report filed by Emma Smith YSPH '17, Yale Sports Publicity