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RETRIEVER MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING RANKED 23RD IN NATION ACADEMICALLY
Baltimore, Md.-The UMBC men’s swimming and diving team earned spring Academic All-American honors from the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), the organization announced last week.
The Retrievers ranked 23rd in the nation academically among Division-I programs, posting a 3.12 grade-point average during the spring 2006 semester. They were led by sophomore Andrew Cheung and senior Geza Szabo, who each achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester. UMBC makes the list for the second straight semester and is the highest-ranked America East program.
Szabo was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District first team in 2006, a year after earning second team honors. In addition, Szabo, fellow senior Adam Blais, junior Tim Conway and sophomore Scott Auchter were all selected to the inaugural America East Winter All-Academic squad. Finally, Blais, Cheung, Szabo and junior Brian Jaeggi made the Dean’s List, while sophomore Joey Sementelli earned semester honors.
“It’s very important for our athletes to be great student-athletes,” head coach Chad Cradock said. “These results prove we’re producing not just great swimmers but great students, as well.”
In all, 416 programs representing 252 schools earned Academic All-American honors from the CSCAA in 2006. The numbers represent a tremendous jump over last year when just over 270 programs were honored. The women of