CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina women's swimming and diving team has earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team honors for spring 2013.
In addition, four Tar Heel women and three Tar Heel men were named individual scholar All-Americas on the first-team level and seven more were tapped as honorable mention scholar All-Americas.
The CSCAA announced the 2013 CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams and Individual Scholar All-Americas supported by Nike on Thursday.
The UNC women's swimming team was named a Scholar All-America Team based on its 3.19 grade point average for the spring semester 2013. The Team Scholar All-America awards are presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester.
The Scholar All-America Awards are 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 qualified for and competed at their respective national championships. The honorable mention awards go to swimmers and divers who had 3.5 GPAs and achieved NCAA "B" standards but did not eventually qualify for NCAA Championship meets.
Honorable mention scholar-athletes for the UNC women went to four individuals - senior Rebecca Brooks, freshman Rachel Canty, junior Danielle Jansen and freshman Kendall Surhoff. Men's honorable mention selections included sophomore John Paul Gaylor, sophomore Tyler Hill and sophomore Patrick Myers.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America 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 on the collegiate level.