Spartans Earn Academic All-America CSCAA Honors
Seven members from both the men's and women's swimming/diving teams earned CSCAA Honors.
EAST LANSING, Mich.-- The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its 2017 Scholar All-America Team with a record 997 student-athletes. Michigan State's Madeline Sewell, who had a 3.7 GPA and participated in the NCAA Championships, was a first-team selection. The candidates must have achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher, and must have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Along with the 997 named to the Scholar All-America Team, 954 were named honorable mention. Those candidates earned a 3.5 GPA or higher and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at a regional or zone qualifying meet. Michigan State had 13 student-athletes who were named honorable mention.
Cathryn Armstrong (HM), So., Back/Free, Business
Racheal Bukowski (HM), Jr., Free, Human Resources Management
Julia Oppedisano (HM), So., Diving, Marketing
Elizabeth Roche (HM), So., Breast/IM, Special Education
Madeline Sewell, Sr., Diving, Journalism
Ana Sortland (HM), So., Breast/IM, Applied Engineering Sciences
Heidi Surdyk (HM), So., Diving, Marketing
Jonathon Burke (HM), Sr., Distance/Free
Tal Hanani (HM), Fr., Diving, Environmental Science
Adam Henley (HM), Sr., Distance/Free, Kinesiology
Nicholas Leshok (HM), Jr., IM/Free, Materials Science Engineering
Lachlan Mcleish (HM), Jr., Free/Back, Finance
Scott Piper (HM), Fr., Back/Fly/IM, Environmental Engineering
Payton Woods (HM), Fr., Sprint Free, Business
In addition, both the men's and women's programs were named CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams for having a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring 2017 semester. The women's team had a 3.51 GPA, while the men's team had a 3.47 GPA.