Trinity Men’s Swimmer and Diver Named to Scholar All-America Team

Trinity Men’s Swimmer and Diver Named to Scholar All-America Team

San Antonio - Trinity swimmer Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman and diver Daniel Valmassei have been selected for the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) NCAA Division III Men's Scholar All-America Teams.

To qualify as a Scholar All-American, a student-athlete must have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed in the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Honorable Mention distinction is awarded to a student-athlete who produces an NCAA "B" Cut time, as well as  meet the GPA requirements.

Valmassei, a sophomore physics major, secured a berth on the Scholar All-America Team for the second year in a row. He earlier was elected to the Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District 8 Men's At-Large Team. Valmassei placed fourth on the 1-meter board at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships for All-America honors and was 16th on the high board for Honorable Mention All-America kudos.

He previously was named the SCAC Male Diver of the Meet and Diver of the Year for the second straight occasion. Valmassei won the SCAC 3-meter board for the second consecutive time and placed third on the low board.

Hurrell-Zitelman, a junior business administration major, was also elected to the Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District 8 Men's At-Large Team for the second year in a row. Last February at the conference meet, Hurrell-Zitelman was presented the SCAC Elite 19 award for academic and athletic excellence.

The talented Hurrell-Zitelman was tabbed as the SCAC Male Swimmer of the Meet for the third consecutive year, becoming the first man to attain that feat since the award was initiated in 2008. He won the 1,650-yard freestyle for the third time (NCAA "B" Cut) and was the first swimmer in conference history to achieve that distinction. Hurrell-Zitelman also captured the 400-yard individual medley and was runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle. He was a key member of the second-place 800-yard freestyle relay team.

Trinity's men's and women's swimming & diving teams were designated as NCAA Division III Scholar All-America Teams by the CSCAA for the spring semester, as well as for the fall season. The Tiger women posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.398, while the men registered a GPA of 3.111.