June 30, 2020
Noles Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Florida State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams for Scholar All-American honors.

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.

“Despite the circumstances, our teams really stepped up and shined in the classroom this semester,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “Our team understands what it takes to excel in the pool and in the classroom and they also put an emphasis on community service. I am very proud of our Noles for keeping up the good work and maintaining a high level of academic excellence throughout the year.”

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.”

Additional institutional adjustments to grading systems resulted in GPAs nearly one-quarter letter grade higher than previously. As a result, the CSCAA will not be publishing team GPAs.  This Semester’s list also does not include teams at institutions that switched entirely to pass/fail grading.

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.

Individual Scholar All-America selections will be announced next week.

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2019-20 FSU Swim & Dive Academic Honors


CSCAA Scholar All-American (Team)

  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020

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
  • Cam Thatcher
  • Joshua Davidson


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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