CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams were named College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams and 18 student-athletes earned 2021-22 Scholar All-America honors, the organization announced on Wednesday (June 29).

CSCAA Executive Director had this to say about Virginia, “Coach DeSorbo developed a culture of excellence, and it is no surprise to see this team achieve at the highest level academically.”

UVA’s NCAA Champion women’s team earned the distinction with a spring semester GPA of 3.45 as a team. The Cavaliers had 13 student-athletes earn individual CSCAA Scholar All-America honors.

Freshman Ella Bathurst, junior Jennifer Bell, junior Charlotte Bowen, junior Lexi Cuomo, junior Kate Douglass, sophomore Abby Harter, senior Jessica Nava, junior Ella Nelson, sophomore Alex Walsh and freshman Gretchen Walsh were named to the first team and junior Ella Collins, sophomore Maddy Grosz and senior Julia Menkhaus were second team selections.

On the men’s side, junior Josh Fong and junior August Lamb earned first team honors and freshman Colin Bitz, junior Max Edwards and sophomore Jan Karolczak were second team honorees. UVA’s men’s team finished the spring 2022 semester with a 3.01 team GPA to be named a CSCAA Scholar All-America team.

To qualify for First-Team Scholar All-America, student-athletes earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 and participated in their national championship.  Second-Team selections also earned a 3.50 GPA or higher and achieved a “B” time standard for the national championship or participated at a diving zone qualification meet. All criteria can be found on the CSCAA website.

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), is the nation’s first organization of college coaches. The mission of the CSCAA is to advance the sport of swimming and diving with coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy, and professional development.