July 9, 2020
25 Noles Recognized with CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected 25 members of the Florida State swimming and diving teams to be recognized as Scholar All-Americans for the 2019-20 season.

“The majority of our NCAA qualifiers and ACC team members had exceptional GPAs this year,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “Each year, we keep seeing more and more student-athletes recognized with these honors and I am really proud of how much pride they have and how hard they work to make sure they can be the best all-around student-athletes they can be.”

The Seminoles had 11 recognized on the first team, while 14 were named to the second team.

 

Both Ayla Bonniwell and Molly Carlson earned their fourth straight first team recognition, while Joshua Davidson led the men’s team with his third. First team members achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championship.

 

 First Team

  • Ayla Bonniwell
  • Molly Carlson
  • Nina Kucheran
  • Sydney VanOvermeiren
  • Max McCusker
  • Max Polianski
  • Griffin Alaniz
  • Izaak Bastian
  • Vladimir Stefanik
  • Joshua Davidson
  • Cam Thatcher

 

Second team honorees achieved an individual ‘B’ time standard or competed at a NCAA Zone Diving meet, while holding a GPA of 3.50 or higher.

 

Second Team

  • Ana Zortea
  • Katherine Baker
  • Hannah Womer
  • Kertu Alnek
  • Rebecca Moynihan
  • Madeline McDonald
  • Paige Schendelaar-Kemp
  • Aidan Faminoff
  • Ian Cooper
  • Scott Pekarske
  • Jackson Lucas
  • Nick Vance
  • Jackson Seith
  • Domen Demsar

 

 

 

Both teams also earned the Scholar All-America designation for the Spring of 2020. FSU was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the 2020 Spring semester after both teams posted GPAs of 3.70 (women) and 3.63 (men). Both squads also earned the designation in the Fall of 2019 as the women turned in a team GPA of 3.51 while the men posted a 3.40.

The women’s team has been recognized every semester as CSCAA Scholar All-Americans since the Fall of 2016, marking eight straight, while the men picked up their third-straight honor.

CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart mentioned the efforts of Coach Studd noting that “No team was unaffected by this Spring’s pandemic but Athletic Director Coburn and President Thrasher can and should be proud of their team and the work of Neal.”

Founded in 1922, the CSCAA is the nation’s first organization of college coaches. The mission of the CSCAA is to advance the sport of swimming and diving with coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy, and professional development.

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2019-20 FSU Swim & Dive Academic Honors

 

CSCAA Scholar All-American (Team)

  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020

CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

First Team

  • Ayla Bonniwell
  • Molly Carlson
  • Nina Kucheran
  • Sydney VanOvermeiren
  • Max McCusker
  • Max Polianski
  • Griffin Alaniz
  • Izaak Bastian
  • Vladimir Stefanik
  • Joshua Davidson
  • Cam Thatcher

Second Team

  • Ana Zortea
  • Katherine Baker
  • Hannah Womer
  • Kertu Alenk
  • Rebecca Moynihan
  • Madeline McDonald
  • Paige Schendelaar-Kemp
  • Aidan Faminoff
  • Ian Cooper
  • Scott Pekarske
  • Jackson Lucas
  • Nick Vance
  • Jackson Seith
  • Domen Demsar

CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Women’s At-Large Third Team

  • Ayla Bonniwell
  • Molly Carlson

CoSIDA Academic All-District® Division I At-Large (Men & Women)

  • Ayla Bonniwell
  • Molly Carlson
  • Izaak Bastian

 

All-ACC Academic Team

  • Molly Carlson
  • Ayla Bonniwell
  • Sydney VanOvermeiren
  • Nina Kucheran
  • Max McCusker
  • Izaak Bastian
  • Peter Varjasi
  • Griffin Alaniz
  • Joshua Davidson
  • Aziz Ghaffari
  • Vladimir Stefanik
  • Cam Thatcher
  • Jakub Ksiazek

ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Scholar Athlete of the Year

  • Molly Carlson

ACC Honor Roll

  • 58 student-athletes earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher
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