San Antonio - Trinity men's and women's swimming & diving teams have received academic honors from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Each squad has been designated as an NCAA Division III Scholar All-America Team for the spring 2019 semester, which both teams also received in the fall of 2018. To qualify, teams must have attained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Trinity's women's team posted a cumulative mark of 3.398, while the men registered a GPA of 3.111. Individual Scholar All-Americans will be announced next week.
CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart praised second-year swimming Head Coach Scott Trompeter. "Coach Trompeter has revitalized the program in and out of the pool. It has been an exciting transformation to watch."
Last March, the Tigers sent five swimmers and divers to the NCAA Division III Championships at Greensboro, North Carolina. Sophomore men's diver Daniel Valmassei earned All-America honors with a fourth-place finish on the 1-meter board and placed 16th in 3-meter diving for Honorable Mention All-America kudos. Sophomore swimmer Beau Tipton finished 10th in the men's 200-yard butterfly and earned Honorable Mention All-America distinction. Sophomore Mabel Fowler became an Honorable Mention All-American with a 15th-place performance in the women's 200-yard backstroke.
Valmassei and senior swimmer Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman were later elected to the Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District 8 Men's At-Large Team. Hurrell-Zitelman also won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Swimming & Diving Elite 19 award for academic and athletics accomplishments.