NORFOLK, Va. – Spearheaded by a group of seven individuals who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA, the Connecticut College women's swimming program has been recognized as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
To earn the distinction, a team needed to maintain a grade point average above a 3.0 during the 2019 spring semester. The Camel women recorded a 3.59, which was among the best in the nation, and was one of 185 programs to receive the award.
Furthermore, all five Camels who participated in the 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships garnered CSCAA Scholar All-America distinction for advancing to the postseason event and achieving a GPA above a 3.5. They were freshman Vaughn Ammon (Franklin, Tenn.), sophomore Maddie Ford (Acton, Mass.), senior captain Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.), sophomore Kenzie Healy (Westport, Conn.), sophomore Andrea Higgins (Peabody, Mass.), and senior captain Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.). The quintet also combined to set or match five school records in three individual and two relay events this past winter, while Haskell became the third Camel in school history to be named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Connecticut College women's swimming program continued to be one of the institution's best athletically by recording a top-16 finish at the NCAA Championships for the fourth straight season. The Camel women graduated six seniors and are slated to return 16 letterwinners next season.