CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Washington College swimmer Brent Hochstein (Townsend, Del./Salesianum School) has been named a Scholar All-America Honorable Mention by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
According to the CSCAA, "the Honorable Mention Scholar All-America 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 did not qualify or compete in their respective national championship. Divers qualify by competing at their respective championship qualifying meets, zones or NCAA preliminary rounds."
Hochstein, a rising sophomore, turned in a 3.734 grade-point average during the spring 2014 semester and recorded three "B" cut times in the 400 individual medley during the season, once at the Randolph-Macon Invitational and twice at the Centennial Conference Championships. He was named the Most Outstanding Rookie Performer at the meet, winning two individual gold medals - including the 400 individual medley - and one individual silver medal. He is the school and conference record holder in the 400 individual medley, the school record holder in the 200 butterfly, and part of the school record-holding 800 freestyle relay team.
Last week, Hochstein and the rest of the Shoremen were awarded Team Scholar All-America status by the CSCAA for turning in a team grade-point average of 3.40 in the spring. That mark was the 14th-best among all Division III men's programs.