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Thursday July 26, 2012Gators Men and Women Earn 2012 Scholar All-America Team Honors

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The University of Floridaís men and womenís swimming and diving teams were named Scholar All America Teamís in Division I for the 2012 season by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.† Along with teamís earning honors, 11 student-athletes were named to the Scholar All-America Team and 21 earned Honorable Mention honors.


In order to receive the Team Scholar Award, a college or university swim team must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in both the fall semester and semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.


The Gators men were the fourth ranked team among SEC schools honored. They had a collective GPA of 3.11 for the year. Five men were named to the Scholar Al-America Team and three earned Honorable Mention honors. Florida finished the season ranked eighth in the nation and they had 11 student-athletes earn All-American honors.


On the womenís side, Florida finished the year with a cumulative GPA of 3.43. They were one of four SEC schools to be named to the Scholar All America Team. This season the Gators finished 10th in the nation.† Nine student-athletes earned All-America honors, including Elizabeth Beisel (North Kingstown, R.I.) who was a NCAA Champion in the 200 back.† Teresa Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa.) and Ann-Lisa Pold (San Diego, Calf.) earned their fourth Scholar All-America honor. There were also nine Gators to earn honorable mention honors.


For a complete list of the Scholar All-America Teams click here.††††††††††


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2012 CSCAA Division I Gator Scholar All-America Award Winners



University of Florida †††††††††† Nicholas Caldwell

University of Florida †††††††††† Matthew Curby

University of Florida †††††††††† Bradley deBorde

University of Florida †††††††††† Cameron Martin

University of Florida †††††††††† Connor Signorin



University of Florida †††††††††† Elizabeth Beisel

University of Florida †††††††††† Jamie Bohunicky

University of Florida †††††††††† Teresa Crippen

University of Florida †††††††††† Kaitlin Frehling

University of Florida †††††††††† Hilda Luthersdottir

University of Florida †††††††††† Jennie Kirsten Smith

2012 CSCAA Division I Gator Scholar All-America Honorable Mention



University of Florida †††††††††† Scott Heil

University of Florida †††††††††† David Springfels

University of Florida †††††††††† Matthew Thompson


University of Florida †††††††††† Kaylee Doback

University of Florida †††††††††† Sarra Lajnef

University of Florida †††††††††† Sharla Milne

University of Florida †††††††††† Julia Nagy

University of Florida††††††††††† Anna-Liisa Pold

University of Florida††††††††††† Rebecca Rainer

University of Florida††††††††††† Jordan Smith

University of Florida††††††††††† Summer Stephens

University of Florida †††††††††† Julia Treible

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