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Nineteen Aggies Receive Scholar All-America Honors

August 31, 2012
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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Nineteen Texas A&M swimmers and divers received Scholar All-America honors and the 2012 Big 12 Champion women's squad received Scholar All-America team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

The Aggie women's squad, which finished sixth at the 2012 NCAA Championships, compiled a 3.13 overall grade point average to earn Scholar All-America team honors.

The Aggies achieving Individual Scholar All American awards were:

  • Caroline McElhany (Friendswood, Texas)
  • Maureen McLaine (Plano, Texas)
  • Rita Medrano (Aguascalientes, Mexico)
  • Kim Pavlin (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Janie Potvin (Broussard, Quebec Canada)
  • John Ariens (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Amini Fonua (Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Paul-Marc Schweitzer (Boersch, France)
  • John Wagner (Houston, Texas)

The Aggies achieving Individual Honorable Mention Scholar All American awards were:

  • Kelli Benjamin (Gilbert, Arizona)
  • Alyssa Conner (Granite Bay, California)
  • Wylie Escobedo (Austin, Texas)
  • Megan Latone (Austin, Texas)
  • Kristina Kontrimas (Sugarland, Texas)
  • Emily Neubert (Waco, Texas)
  • Ellen Quirke (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Christine Regone (Houston, Texas)
  • Simon Frank (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Austin Wilson (Kingwood, Texas)

The Scholar All American Awards are a coveted recognition for collegiate swimmers and divers who achieved a high grade point average and athletic prowess, marking them as uniquely dedicated to their sport and their education. Individual Scholar All Americans must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher as well as qualify for their respective national championship. Honorable Mention Scholar All Americans are those athletes averaging a 3.5 or higher grade point but who achieve a "B" time standard. Finally, the Team Scholar All American recognition requires a team cumulative grade point of 3.0.

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