Shorewomen Also Win All-Academic Team Award
EVANSTON, IL -- A school-record four Washington College women's swimmers have earned 2010 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American honors. Rising senior Rachel Glasser (Silver Spring, MD/Springbrook) has earned Scholar All-American status, while 2010 graduates Amy Smith (Phoenixville, PA/Phoenixville Area) and Kathy Gerhart (Phoenixville, PA/Phoenixville Area) and rising sophomore Sarah Sykes (Haworth, NJ/Northern Valley-Demarest) have been named Scholar All-American Honorable Mentions. In addition, the Washington College women's swim team has earned an All-Academic Team Award.
To earn recognition as a CSCAA Scholar All-American, each swimmer must have achieved a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 and have been chosen to participate in the 2010 NCAA Championships. Glasser, the Centennial Conference's two-time defending Most Outstanding Performer, finished in the top 12 in three events at the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships. She was sixth in the 200 butterfly and eighth in the 500 freestyle to earn All-America status in those two events and 12th in the 100 butterfly to earn All-America honorable mention in that event.
To earn recognition as a CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention, each swimmer must have achieved a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 and have recorded at least one NCAA Championship provisional qualifying time during the 2009-10 season. Gerhart posted provisional qualifying times in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 400 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay, and 800 freestyle relay. Smith swam a provisional qualifying time in the 400 medley relay, while Sykes swam a provisional qualifying time in the 800 freestyle relay.
Fewer than six percent of all collegiate swimmers and divers earn Scholar All-American or Honorable Mention status. The only other female Centennial Conference swimmer to earn Scholar All-American or Honorable Mention status this year was McDaniel's Rachel Walega, who was an Honorable Mention.
To earn an All-Academic Team Award, the team must finish with a team grade-point average of at least 3.0 for the spring semester. The Shorewomen posted a team grade-point average of 3.19.