TEMPE, Ariz.—Ten members of the Arizona State swimming and diving program were named Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Of the ten recipients, seniors Tristin Baxter and Riley McCormick earned first-team Scholar Academic honors. Both Baxter and McCormick qualified for the 2014 NCAA Championships and earned above a 3.5 GPA in their final semester at Arizona State. Eight other Sun Devils earned honorable mention status.
Baxter, a member of the US National Open Water Swim Team, is the school record holder in the 500, 1000 and 1650-yard freestyle. The Fresno, Calif. native was a two-time Pac-12 runner-up in the 1650 free and earned All-America honors in the same event in 2012.
McCormick’s name lines the diving record book at Arizona State with three Pac-12 titles, two Pac-12 Diver of Year honors, was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2010. A two-time Olympian for Canada, McCormick qualified for the 2012 Olympic finals on platform in London where he finished 11th in the world.
The Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a cumulative, or term grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the academic term coinciding with their respective NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and have qualified for and competed at the Championship. Honorable mention recipients must have achieved a “B” time standard and hold a 3.5 GPA or higher.
The Arizona State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were also honored as CSCAA Scholar All-American teams.
2014 CSCAA Scholar Athletes
*First-Team Scholar Athlete