July 22, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State swimming and diving teams earned CSCAA Academic All-America honors, announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Former Seminole John Jessell and rising senior Tom Neubacher garnered first-team individual honors, while the women's team grabbed the team award with a cumulative GPA of 3.19 for the spring semester.
"These are great accomplishments for Tom and John as well as our women's program," head coach Frank Bradley said. "The balance of being a student-athlete at Florida State is exemplified by these young men and our squad. We are proud of these achievements and we will continue to build a great tradition of great academic success with excellent performance in the pool and on the boards."
The Team Scholar All-American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams twice a year, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. For the second straight season, the women's team has earned the honor twice in the same year.
Individually, the Scholar All-American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have qualified for and competed at their respective national championship. The award is presented in the semester of the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).
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