Athenas Place 12 Student-Athletes on CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams

Christina Campbell was one of the nine first-team Scholar All-America selections for CMS
Christina Campbell was one of the nine first-team Scholar All-America selections for CMS

CLAREMONT, Calif. - A total of 12 members of the CMS women's swimming and diving team earned selections to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America teams, the organization announced this afternoon.

Nine Athenas who earned qualifications to the NCAA Division III Championships also earned their way on to the CSCAA Scholar-America first team, which requires at least a 3.5 grade point average in 2019-20 in addition to qualifying for nationals. Juniors Christina Campbell, Stephanie Lewis, Natalie Orbach-Mandel, Janet Tran and Allie Umemoto, sophomores Augusta Lewis and Ava Sealander, and first-years Jameson Mitchum and Suzanne Starzyk all added CSCAA Scholar All-America distinction to their All-American awards, which were given to all NCAA qualifiers after the Division III Championships were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

In addition to the nine first-team selections, three members of the Athenas were named to the CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American team, which requires an NCAA "B" cut time and a 3.50 grade point average. Junior Mia Syme, sophomore Rachel Wander and first-year Annie Johnson earned honorable mention distinction to give CMS a total of 12 honorees in all. 

The CMS women's swimming and diving program also earned Scholar All-America Team honors from the CSCAA last week for its high aggregate team grade point average. The nine first-team Scholar All-Americans consisted of six Claremont McKenna students, two Scripps (Sealander, Umemoto) and one Harvey Mudd (Orbach-Mandel), while the honorable mention selections included one from each school, with Syme attending Claremont McKenna, Wander a Harvey Mudd student, and Johnson a first-year at Scripps. 

CMS finished the 2019-20 season ranked No. 10 in the nation after a dominant performance in winning the SCIAC Championship in February, with a winning margin of almost 100 points over second-place Pomona-Pitzer. 

To view the complete Scholar All-America teams, go to the following link:

CSCAA Scholar All-Americans