July 22, 2002
Columbia – The College Swimming Coaches Association of America announced its 2001-02 Academic All-American standings with both the University of South Carolina men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams placing among the top ten schools in the nation. Carolina’s women’s swimming and diving team had the second highest GPA in Division I with 3.498 and the men’s squad finished with the seventh highest GPA in Division I men’s swimming with a 3.258.
Eight Gamecock men’s and women’s swimmers and divers also earned Academic All-American honors. On the women’s side, divers Holly Hodges (3.917) and Tracey Richardson (3.833) and swimmers Capi Adams (3.870), Kristen Butler (3.637), and Amy Vinson (3.560) all earned recognition. For the men’s team, swimmers Javier Botello (3.742) and Chris McCrary (3.676) and diver Brandon Hulko(3.523) received Academic All-American honors.