July 28, 2011
Grove City swim teams
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The College Swimming Coaches
Association of America recently honored Grove City College's men's and
women's swimming and diving teams with the Association's Scholar
All-American Team Award.
The Team Award is presented to teams who
achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring
semester. Grove City's women's swimming and diving team compiled an overall
3.27 GPA this spring and the men's team achieved a 3.02 overall GPA.
The CSCAA also honored six Grove City swimmers through the Association's
Scholar All-America program. Recent graduate Sarah Page (Colorado Springs,
Colo./Pine Creek) and rising junior Angela Palumbo (Washington, Pa./Trinity)
both earned Scholar All-America honors, which are presented to swimmers who
compete at the NCAA Championships while also achieving a 3.50 GPA or higher
during the semester of competition.
Page earned a 3.68 GPA in spring
2011 while majoring in chemistry. She earned NCAA All-America honors in the
200 free relay, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay at the 2011 NCAA
Championships in Knoxville, Tenn.
A mathematics major, Palumbo
achieved a 3.71 GPA last spring. She earned All-America distinction in the
200, 400 and 800 free relays, along with the 200 medley relay. Palumbo is
the most-decorated performer in Grove City women's swimming history as she
owns nine All-America citations.
Four Grove City swimmers earned
Scholar All-America Honorable Mention, which is given to student-athletes
who provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships and achieve a 3.50 GPA
or higher: recent graduate Lauren Baur (North Wales, Pa./North Penn), rising
senior Kate Wilt (Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte), rising senior Clay Beckner
(Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg) and rising junior Eric Fairchild (Corry,
Baur posted a 3.78 GPA last spring and provisionally
qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200 free relay. Wilt, a
mathematics/biology double major, earned a 3.81 GPA in spring 2011. She
provisionally qualified for the national championships in both the 200 and
400 medley relays.
Beckner achieved a 3.82 GPA while majoring in
accounting. He provisionally qualified for the 2011 NCAA Championships in
the 100 breaststroke. Fairchild earned a 3.81 GPA as a mathematics major in
spring 2011. Fairchild helped Grove City's 800 free relay team provisionally
qualify for the NCAA meet.
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