COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Berry College men's and women's swimming and diving teams have once again earned Scholar All-America recognition from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the 2019 Spring semester.
The Vikings continue their streak, earning honors each year since the program's inception in 2009. To earn the honor, teams were required to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the Fall semester and maintain a roster of 12 or more student-athletes.
A record 480 institutions were named to the list, highlighted by St. Andrews's women's GPA of 3.35. The Vikings' women's team finished with a 3.59 GPA while the men earned a 3.13 mark.
Haley Brown and Brooke Boyd earned individual Scholar All-America distinction. The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have competed at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving National Championships. An additional 890 students were named as Honorable Mention selections. These students have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" cut time standard during their season. The selections draw from 190 colleges and universities across all Divisions.
Haley Brown qualified for the 2019 DIII National Championships and competed in the 50, 100 and 200 yard freestyle events. During her time training through the season Brown maintained a 3.90 GPA within the Masters of Business Administration program. Brooke Boyd, qualifying as an Honorable Mention Selection, maintained her fourth consecutive semester at a 4.0 GPA with in the Animal Science / Pre-Veterinary program.