8 Swimmers Named to CoSIDA College Division Academic All-America At-Large Teams

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The College Sports Information Directors of American has begun naming the 2017 Academic All-America At Large Teams. The College division, comprised of “NAIA, Canadian, and two-year institutions” was named first.

Eight swimmers were honored. To be eligible a student-athlete must be a sophomore, and, according to the CoSIDA site, “a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution.”

Colin Eriks, a senior at British Columbia was the only swimmer on the men’s first team. Olivet Nazaren’s Guilherme Magnoler and Biola’s Michael Severi were named to the second team. Both are seniors.

College of Idaho’s Mckayla Stevens and Olivet Nazaren’s Vanessa Vanoost were both named to the women’s first team. They are also both seniors.

Two juniors and a senior were named to the women’s second team. Bioloa junior Sammy Dammann and her classmate and teammate Lisa Tixier were both honored. They join senior Tiffany Ray of Olivet Nazarene as the swimmers on the second team.

Eriks, Ray, and Stevens are being honored for the second time in their careers.

Read more from CoSIDA here.

View the full list here.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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