CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia senior Lexi Cuomo was named the women’s swimming & diving Division I CSC Academic All-America Team Member of the Year, announced Monday (March 20) by College Sports Communicators.
Cuomo earned the honor after posting a 3.98 GPA in chemical engineering in the fall semester at UVA. Cuomo has been a key contributor on Virginia’s three-straight NCAA Championship teams. She has accumulated 19 All-America honors and has been part of four NCAA winning relay teams. Cuomo earned a top-eight finish at this year’s championships in the 50-yard freestyle and was part of the American, NCAA & US Open record 200 medley relay in 2023.
Joining Cuomo on the Academic All-America First Team are seniors Kate Douglass and Ella Nelson. Douglass was just named the CSCAA Women’s Swimmer of the Year after winning seven NCAA titles, three individual and four relays. She had a 3.56 GPA in the fall and is majoring in Statistics.
Nelson was named a 2023 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship recipient as a Kinesiology major and boasted a 3.83 GPA after the fall semester. Nelson finished top four in all three of her individual races at the 2023 NCAA Championships, including a second-place finish in the 400-yard IM. Nelson was also part of UVA’s 800-yard freestyle relay that won an NCAA title.
Sophomore Gretchen Walsh was selected to the Academic All-America Second Team. Walsh has a 3.82 GPA at UVA and is a two-time NCAA Champion. Walsh picked up two individual NCAA titles at the 2023 championship and was part of four of the relay wins for the Cavaliers.