July 18, 2012
The Gophers men's swimming and diving team received Scholar All-American accolades from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America this week. Four men were named to the Scholar All-American Team while seven received Scholar All-American Honorable Mention honors.
To qualify for the Scholar All-America team, an athlete must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and qualify for the national championships. In addition to these four individuals meeting criteria, Minnesota also received the Team Scholar All-American Award. This honor is presented to teams achieving a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 during both semesters.
Minnesota's CSCAA Scholar All-Americans
Hrvoje Capan, Jr.
Kristoffer Jorgensen, Sr.
CJ Smith, Fr.
Derek Toomey, So.
Minnesota's CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
Jared Anderson, Sr.
Max Cartwright, Fr.
Alex Cisneros, Fr.
Josh Hall, Jr.
Nathan Jobe, Sr.
Matt Pappenfuss, Sr.
Mike Vernoia, Sr.
US Nationals Start on Tuesday
Eleven Golden Gophers, including several program record holders, will compete in Indianapolis this week.
Gophers Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition
Both the men's and women's teams earned academic distinction from the coaches association.
Former swim coach Eckelkamp Passes Away
Gopher Athletics is saddened to learn that former assistant men's swimming and diving coach Steve Eckelkamp has passed away at his home on June 10, in Mount Juliet, Tenn.