Clute, Ferrell (pictured) and Liu all earned Honorable Mention slots for academic excellence. (Photo: Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Three members of the Harvard women's swimming and diving program have earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honors, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America announced on Monday. Sherry Liu, Stephanie Ferrell and Deirdre Clute all represented the Crimson on the Honorable Mention team with their outstanding performances in and out of the pool during the season.
Already a Scholar All-America Team with its stellar 3.44 team GPA, Harvard had three swimmers named to the list, which requires that student-athletes must have a semester or cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. First team honorees must qualify for the national championship meet, while honorable mention selections have to achieve a 'B' time standard.
Liu, a sophomore in 2013-14, became an Ivy League champion in both the 1000 freestyle and the 800 freestyle relay during the Crimson's run to an Ancient Eight title. Ferrell, who was recently named a captain for the upcoming 2014-15 season, was a second team All-Ivy honoree with her finishes in the 200 breaststroke and the 400 medley relay. Clute, who served as team captain along with Danielle Schulkin this season, also was a second team All-Ivy member for her part in the 200 freestyle relay for the Crimson.