July 17, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The 2011-12 University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team received the Team Scholar All-America Award from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), while nine individuals received individual Scholar All-America accolades. The Team Scholar All-America Award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams that have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
Senior Caitlin Dauw (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) was the lone U-M women's swimmer to receive Scholar All-America honors. She earned the honor by virtue of having a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and qualifying for the NCAA Championships.
Eight other Wolverines received Scholar All-America honorable mention: seniors Kristyne Cole (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) and Alexa Mehesan (West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley); junior Adrienne Bicek (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North); sophomores Courtney Beidler (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock South), Erin Cameron (Rockwood, Mich./Oscar A. Carlson) and Brianna Maroukis (Kalamazoo, Mich./Portage Northern); and freshmen Carey Chen (Vancouver, British Columbia/University Hill Secondary) and Claudia Lau (Hong Kong, China, Diocesan Girls' School).
Those receiving Scholar All-America honorable mention also must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better and have achieved an NCAA provisional qualifying time or zone diving mark without making the NCAA Championships field.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423