Converse Named Steadman Winner

Converse Named Steadman Winner

Longtime Air Force women's swimming coach Casey Converse has been selected for the Richard E Steadman Award by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America.   The Richard E. Steadman award is conferred annually to a swimming or diving coach in high school, club, or university ranks who, in the opinion of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc. the CSCAA Forum, and the CSCAA, has done the most to spread happiness in Coach Steadman’s beloved sport of swimming and diving. Converse will be recognized at the CSCAA's 57th Annual Awards Banquet on May 8th at the Bahia Resort in San Diego.

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Sutton Named Franklin Award-Winner

Sutton Named Franklin Award-Winner

Longtime C-M-S Athletic Director Michael Sutton has been named the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America's Ben Franklin Award-winner.   Awarded to the individual, or organization, whose efforts and or innovations best promote the integrity and enhancement of the student-athlete ideal.   Sutton will be recognized at the CSCAA's 57th Annual Awards Banquet on May 8th at the Bahia Resort in San Diego.

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Morgan Burke Named McCaffree Award-Winner

Morgan Burke Named McCaffree Award-Winner

Longtime Purdue Athletic Director Morgan Burke has been selected for the Charles McCaffree Award by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America.   The McCaffree Award is presented annually to an individual connected to the sport of swimming and diving who has achieved outstanding success outside of the pool.  Burke will be recognized at the CSCAA's 57th Annual Awards Banquet on May 8th at the Bahia Resort in San Diego.

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Franklin Highlights Record Number of Scholar All-Americans

Complete Scholar All-America List

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected a record 810 swimmers and divers to its Scholar All-America team,  highlighted by CSCAA Swimmers-of-the-Year Missy Franklin and Ryan Murphy from California, Sarah Thompson (Williams) and Andrew Wilson (Emory).

“It’s an honor to be selected to the CSCAA Scholar All-America team,” Missy Franklin said. “I’m lucky to be at a University that celebrates success in the pool and also in the classroom as UC Berkeley is extremely supportive of promoting a positive scholar-athlete atmosphere on campus."

An additional 1,078 swimmers and divers were recognized as Honorable-Mention selections
Student athletes were designated based on their performance in the classroom and the pool.  In total 284, institutions placed at least one swimmer or diver on the either the first team or Honorable Mention lists.  

 “Swimmers and divers truly embody the student-athlete ethos and are well-known for earning some of the highest GPAs on campus,” said CSCAA executive director Joel Shinofield.  “With nearly half of all national championship qualifiers producing GPA’s higher than 3.50, you see swimming and diving adds so much to value to a campus community.  These accomplishments are impressive and a sign of the success they will carry on through life, positively representing their schools along the way.”

To be selected to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, swimmers and divers must have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.  Honorable Mention selections have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or, for diving, competed at their respective qualifying meets. 

The selections were drawn from 284 colleges and universities, up from 243 in 2014.  That, Shinofield explains, illustrates the widespread contributions of swimming and diving.  “This really shows that success isn’t limited to the ‘traditional’ powers.  We’ve got coaches, athletes and institutions doing some great things in places you wouldn’t expect and is something we’re very proud of.”

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.