COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams for Scholar All-American honors. The Irish have earned the award for the entirety of head coach Mike Litzinger’s tenure, which spans 10 semesters.
“This honor has become the standard for our program, and I’m proud of our student-athletes for staying committed to the mission even in difficult circumstances,” Litzinger noted. “This propels us into our fall semester, and we’re looking forward to continuing to educate and support our student-athletes.”
The women’s squad posted a 3.66 GPA for the Spring semester and boasted six Dean’s list honorees, while the men accumulated a 3.52 Spring GPA and five Dean’s list members. Graduating senior diver Erin Isola earned the Notre Dame “Top Gun” award, recognizing the graduating senior with the highest GPA among all Irish student-athletes.
Notre Dame ended the shortened season with 20 CSCAA All-Americans and 19 ACC Academic All-Americans, as well as 11 NCAA Swimming Championship qualifiers. Irish swimmers claimed three individual ACC titles, and freshman Jack Hoagland was named ACC Men’s Freshman of the Year. The women’s diving team totaled the highest team total at the ACC Championships among all conference squads, and both diving squads were in the midst of NCAA Regional competition in Lexington, Kentucky, when the remainder of the season was cancelled.
Notre Dame was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the Spring semester. Teams were selected on the basis of their Spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes.