NORFOLK, Va. – For the second year in a row, the Harvard men's swimming and diving team has led the nation in team GPA, as the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association announced the 2016-17 Scholar All-America Teams Wednesday. Additionally, 15 individual student-athletes obtained Scholar All-America status.
The Ivy League swept the top-three spots this spring, as Harvard posted the top GPA at 3.57, while Dartmouth followed at 3.56 and Brown checked in at 3.53. Missouri State (3.51) and Grand Canyon (3.49) rounded out the top five, as a record number of 720 men's and women's teams were recognized as Scholar All-America this season.
The Crimson's strong team GPA was bolstered by 15 individuals receiving Scholar All-America nods. To be selected to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, swimmers and divers must have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Honorable mention selections have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at their respective qualifying meets.
First team selections were earned by Aly Abdel Khalik, Ed Kim, Jack Manchester, Shane McNamara, Brennan Novak, Steven Tan and Max Yakubovich. McNamara and Yakubovich are receiving first team honors for the second-straight season.
A complete list of Harvard's Individual Scholar All-America selections can be found below.
-Aly Abdel Khalik
-Christian Carbone (HM)
-Daniel Chang (HM)
-Raphael Marcoux (HM)
-Koya Osada (HM)
-Robert Ross (HM)
-Zachary Snyder (HM)
-Gavin Springer (HM)
-Daniel Tran (HM)