July 23, 2014

DePauw Men's Swimming and Diving Earns Team and Individual Academic Honors

Greencastle, Ind. - Five DePauw student-athletes and the men's swimming and diving team were recognized for spring semester academic success by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

Individually, May 2014 graduate Jack Burgeson (Saint Louis Park, Minn./Saint Louis Park) as well as rising seniors Alex Alfonso (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) and Casey Hooker (Rensselaer, Ind./Rensselear Central) were named First Team Scholar All-America.

Rising junior Stephen McMurtry (Fort Wright, Ky./Covington Latin) and rising sophomore Matt Gullickson (Chicago, Ill./Lane Technical) earned honorable mention.

The Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a cumulative, or term grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the academic term coinciding with their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and have qualified for and competed at the Championship.

The Honorable Mention Scholar All-America Award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard but did not qualify or compete in their respective national championship. Divers qualify by competing at their respective championship qualifying meets, zones or NCAA preliminary rounds.

As a team, the Tigers posted a 3.30 grade point average which was among the top 30 in Division III and earned them the Team Scholar All America Award. DePauw was among 92 Division III schools to earn the distinction with at least a 3.0 grade point average in the spring semester.

DePauw finished 15th at the NCAA Division III Championships in March and third at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships.