San Antonio - The Trinity men's and women's swimming & diving squads have been designated as Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
The organization honors teams which exhibit academic excellence. Trinity’s men’s team amassed a cumulative grade point average of 3.06, while the Tiger women chalked up a GPA of 3.28.
Additionally, seven women and five men qualified for Trinity’s Dean’s List. Fourteen women’s swimmer and divers, and six men, earned Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Winter Academic Honor Roll accolades.
Four Tiger student-athletes also earned individual Scholar All-America kudos. To qualify, a student-athlete must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and competed in the NCAA Division III Championships.
Lindsay Hagmann placed third in the NCAA women’s 100-yard freestyle event and garnered All-America honors at Shenandoah, Texas. Hagmann finished ninth in the 50-yard freestyle for Honorable Mention All-America recognition. Men’s swimmer Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman placed 16th in the men’s 1,650-yard freestyle, and became an Honorable Mention All-American.
Sarah Kate Mrkonich was an eighth-place finisher in the women’s 1-meter diving competition, and picked up All-America kudos. Mrkonich was also an Honorable Mention All-American on the high board, coming in at #11. Mollie Patzke competed in both diving events, as Trinity’s women’s team placed 19th at nationals.
Isaac Johnson received Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honors by swimming an NCAA “B” cut time in the men’s 100-yard backstroke at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships. Johnson finished as runner-up in the event.
The Head Swimming and Diving Coach during the 2016-17 campaign was John Ryan, who was assisted by Scott Trompeter and Kimberly Jones. Stan Randall heads the Tigers diving program.