Senior Gaby Alzaga and sophomore Madisen Sechena were named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of American (CSCAA) NCAA Division II Women's Swimming and Diving Scholar All-American First Team. Sophomores Emily Bourguignon and Jordan Iverson were honorable mention selections and the team was named a Scholar All-America Team.
"I'm very proud of my team this year on the academic side," said NMU swimming and diving coach Heidi Voigt. "We gained a whole tenth of a point in the cumulative team GPA which is a huge jump."
The Team Scholar All-American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Wildcats had a 3.46 cumulative GPA, tying them for 10th in the nation.
"They're great students and they want to do well and a lot of them are striving to graduate in four years," Voigt said. "We stress academics a lot and they do really well with time management and set goals."
The Scholar All-American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester or cumulative average, and have qualified for and competed at their respective national championship.
The Honorable Mention Scholar All-American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the semester or cumulative average and have achieved a "B" time standard, but have not qualified to compete in their respective national championship.
Founded in 1922, the CSCAA is the oldest professional organization of college coaches in America. The CSCAA is dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the collegiate level.