Pawlak and Shriner Garner CSCAA Scholar All-American Laurels

CSCAA Scholar All Americans Katherine Pawlak Matthew Shriner - WPI Swimming & Diving 2022

Richmond, VA --- Senior Katherine Pawlak (Westford, MA) and graduate student Matthew Shriner (Arlington, MA) have been named to the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American Team for the 2021-22 season.  Pawlak drew first team honors while Shriner was bestowed second team accolades.

To qualify for First-Team Scholar All-America, student-athletes earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 and participated in their national championship.  Second-Team selections also earned a 3.50 GPA or higher and achieved a "B" time standard for the national championship or participated at a diving zone qualification meet. Overall 1,206 men's and women's swimmers and divers in Division I, II and III were recognized.  All criteria can be found on the CSCAA website

Nine of the athletes were also recognized as swimmers or divers-of-the-year: Crile Hart and Bryan Fitzgerald (Kenyon), Alex Kunert and Danielle Melilli (Queens University of Charlotte), Madison Brinkman (St. Cloud State), Leon Marchand (Arizona State), Kate Douglass (Virginia), Elizabeth Cron (Chicago), and Tarrin Gilliland (Indiana). NIC Swimmer-of-the-Championship, Claire Nguyen (Tennessee) also made the list. 

Stanford women had 17 First Team selections, the most of any program. Chicago was second on the women's list with 16 recognitions. NYU and Queens (NC) each had 14 athletes honored. On the men's side, Johns Hopkins led with 16 First Team Scholar All-Americans. Emory men had 15 while Texas and Williams each had 13 First Team recognitions. 

The award-winners studied a multitude of subjects ranging from A (Accounting) to Z (Zoology). More than a third (35%) of all award-winners are pursuing a major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field. Business majors were the second-most represented with 23% of recipients followed by the social sciences (13%). The most popular majors were biology, exercise science, psychology, business administration, mechanical engineering, and finance. 

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