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Knights Capture Scholar All-America Awards

July 19, 2012 at 10:45 am

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Spring 2012 CSCAA Scholar All-Academic Teams/Individuals

Men (pdf)  |  Women (pdf)

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Both of the Carleton College swimming and diving teams once again picked up Scholar All-America Team Honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The men’s team posted a cumulative 3.28 grade-point average for the spring 2012 term, tying for 50th among all collegiate men’s swim programs (NCAA Div. I, II, III and NAIA). The Carleton women recorded a 3.42 GPA, which ranked them 77th in the nation.

Additionally, Erik Klontz ’13 (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) earned distinction as a CSCAA Scholar All-American after achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and qualifying for the NCAA Championships. He is one of only two male swimmers from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) to earn this distinction, while three others received honorable mention.

A dozen females from the conference earned a spot on the Scholar All-America Team, while Carleton’s Erin McDuffie ’13 (Anchorage, Alaska/Service), Annie Metcalf ’12 (Bath, Maine/Morse), and Sophie Pilhofer ’13 (Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Visitation) and three others were tabbed for the Honorable Mention Scholar All-America award after posting a GPA of 3.5 or higher and achieving a “B” time standard but not qualifying to compete at the national championship.

In order for an entire swimming and diving program to achieve Scholar All-America status, squads must have had a combined team grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0-scale. The award is presented to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

The team GPA recorded by the Carleton men’s swimming and diving team was 27th among the 82 Division III men’s programs to receive this award, ranking second in the MIAC. Carleton’s women tied for 35th among the 130 Division III female programs recognized, fourth in the conference (SEE CHART BELOW). The Knights are one of only 167 schools across the nation to be tabbed scholar All-America for both genders, with 80 of those coming from the NCAA Division III and six from the MIAC.

MIAC Swim Programs Named CSCAA All-Academic Teams Spring 2012


3.42 – Macalester College
3.28 – Carleton College

3.23 – University of St. Thomas
3.17 – St. Olaf College
3.11 - Gustavus Adolphus College
3.04 – Saint Mary’s University


3.68 – Augsburg College
3.61 – Concordia College
3.45 – St. Catherine University
3.42 – Carleton College
3.37 – University of St. Thomas
3.36 – Saint Mary’s University
3.33 – Gustavus Adolhphus College
3.33 – Macalester College
3.30 – St. Olaf College
3.03 – Hamline University