CSCAA Honors Swimming Programs as Scholar All-America Teams

2/24/2011

HOBOKEN, NJ– The Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its Scholar All-America Teams and both the Stevens Institute of Technology men’s and women’s programs made the cut. It is the sixth-straight year the men’s team has received the honor and seventh straight for the women as both had grade-point averages well over 3.0. Each team is currently in Rochester, N.Y. competing in the UNYSCSA/Empire 8 Championships hosted by Nazareth College.

The men’s team turned in a grade-point average 3.25 and was 20th in the nation academically. Six athletes were recently named to the Stevens President’s list for a cumulative grade-point average or fall GPA of 3.75 or higher – freshman Brian Ginebaugh, sophomore John Hu, freshman Joe Huyett, freshman Christian LaPann-Johannessen, senior co-captain Matthew Preedy, and sophomore Kyle Ripley.

The women’s team turned in a GPA of 3.35 and was 26th nationally. Senior Laura Barito, freshman Rita Jackson, freshman Louise Moores, and senior tri-captain Amanda Nauman all were on the Stevens President’s List.

“I am proud of the guys and girls on the team,” head coach Trevor Miele said. “It’s amazing to see how well they do in the classroom, especially when you consider how much time they spend training. It’s a remarkable achievement to be nationally ranked based on performance in the pool and in the classroom.”

Visit www.StevensDucks.com to follow both teams’ progress at the conference championships all weekend.

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Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.