PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 15, 2014) -- The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has named senior captain Nicole Scott (Toronto, Canada) to the CSCAA Individual Scholar All-America First Team for the 2014 spring semester. Senior Brittany Guinee (Berkeley Heights, N.J.), junior Greta Leberfinger (Chatham, N.J.), senior Allyson Perrotti (Branford, Conn.),and sophomore Morgan Pfaff (Red Lion, Pa.) earned Honorable Mention honors.
The Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a cumulative, or term grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the academic term. The award coincides with their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and the student-athlete must have qualified for and competed at the Championship.
Scott adds the honor to an already remarkable career. The diver represented the Scarlet Knights at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, finishing 16th overall in the platform event to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors. Scott also was named American Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The Honorable Mention Scholar All-America Award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard but did not qualify or compete in their respective national championship.
Perrotti earned a spot on the list after guiding the team to a third-place finish at the American Athletic Conference Championships. The swimmer placed fifth in the 200 yard breaststroke at 2:13.70, which qualified as an NCAA “B” cut standard. The mark also reset a school record at the time.
Guinee joined the medal count at the AACs placing third in the 200 fly with a time of 1:59.27 – an NCAA “B” cut mark. The swimmer remained consistent in the event at 2014 ECAC Swimming and Diving Championships, registering another “B” cut time of 1:59.45.
Leberfinger was a member of the 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams at the ACCs, both of which captured a third-place finish. The 400 medley team also set a new school record with a time of 3:39.84. Leberfinger also notched a record of her own at the ECACs, posting a time of 2:13.06 in the 200 breast.
Pfaff set three school records in the 2014 season. She earned two silver medals at the AACs in the 200 I.M. (1:58.46) and 400 I.M. (4:13.85), both rewriting the record books. At the ECACs, Pfaff also reset the school record for the 200 fly, recording a time of 1:58.02.
In addition to individual scholar accolades, Guniee, Leberfinger, Pfaff and Scott all received 2014 AAC All-Conference Team honors.
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