Nine Penn State swimmers named Scholar All-America

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has announced that nine members of the Penn State men's and women's swimming teams have been named to the 2013 CSCAA Division I Scholar All America team. In addition, both the men's and women's teams earned the Team Scholar All America award.

Merritt Krawczyk (Kingwood, Texas), Gabrielle Shishkoff (Franklin, Mass.), Megan Siverling (Chester Springs, Pa.) and Chelsea Weedman (Poway, Calif.) earned first team honors, while Jenna Bickel (Slingerlands, N.Y.), Carolyn Fittin (Sea Girt, N.J.), Allie Roberts (Emmaus, Pa.), Matt Salig (Downingtown, Pa.) and Haley Sinatro (West Hartford, Conn.) were named honorable mention. The eight female selections are the most for the women's swimming team since 2005.

Krawczyk was the highest individual Penn State finisher at the 2013 NCAA Championships with a 13th place finish in the 200 Individual Medley. Krawczyk holds program records in the 100 breaststroke (59.68) and 200 IM (1:57.16), while Silverling is the PSU record-holder in the 1650 freestyle (16:09.40) and Salig in the 200 butterfly (1:44.18).

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, and have qualified for and competed at their respected national championship.

The women's swimming team earned the Team Scholar All America award for the third consecutive year with a 3.40 GPA, while the men's swimming team (3.05 GPA) earned the honor for the first time since 2008.

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America is the oldest professional organization of college coaches in America. The CSCAA is dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the collegiate level.   

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Last Updated July 19, 2013