SVC Swimmers Recognized for Academic Success

by Public Relations | Jul 18, 2019
MW Swimming Teams
 

LATROBE, PA  –  The Saint Vincent College men’s and women’s swimming teams, as well as recently-graduated Jacob Davis, have been recognized for their academic performance by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

Coached by Josh Gurekovich, both the men’s and women’s teams were recognized as Scholar All-America teams, while Davis was named CSCAA Scholar All-America for the 2018-19 campaign.

CSCAA Scholar All-America team designation is awarded to teams who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the second semester. The Bearcat women earned the honor by finishing with a 3.52 GPA, while the men turned in a mark of 3.16. A total of 134 men’s and 185 women’s teams in NCAA Division III received Scholar All-America recognition.

The individual CSCAA Scholar All-America award recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Jacob Davis

Davis, a native of Pittsburgh and graduate of Brashear High School, graduated in May with a degree in liberal arts. The most decorated swimmer in Bearcat team history, he was a two-time Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Swimmer of the Year (2018, 2019) and twice qualified for the NCAA Division III National Swimming and Diving Championships. At the 2018 national event, Davis became the first swimmer in SVC team history to earn All-America honors when he placed seventh in the finals of the 100-yard freestyle.

Davis is one of just two student-athletes from the PAC to be recognized with 2018-19 CSCAA Scholar All-America honors.

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PHOTO 1: The 2018-19 Saint Vincent men’s swimming team

PHOTO 2: The 2018-19 Saint Vincent women’s swimming team

PHOTO 3: Jacob Davis, C’19

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