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NAU Swimming and Diving Earns CSCAA Team Scholar All-America Honors

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's swimming and diving team was named to the 2013 College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team, announced Thursday by the organization. Four student-athletes were also recognized individually for their success in the classroom.

The women accumulated a 3.5 GPA for the spring semester. The Lumberjacks were one of seven Western Athletic Conference programs to earn the All-American distinction.

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 (Winter/Spring).

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Senior Fi Connell, junior Gwen Smithberg, and freshmen Ellie Morrissey and Chelsea Jackson all earned CSCAA NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Scholar All-American Honorable Mention honors.    

The Honorable Mention Scholar All-American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard, but have not qualified to compete in their respective national championship. Divers qualify by competing at their respective championship qualifying meets.  The award is presented in the semester of the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).

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.