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23 Gamecocks Named to CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
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23 Gamecocks Named to CSCAA Scholar All-America Team

June 27, 2018

Gamecock Scholar All-Americans
Emma Barksdale 1st Team
Emily Cornell 1st Team
Kersten Dirrane 1st Team
Albury Higgs 1st Team
Mikaela Lujan 1st Team
Heather Merritt 1st Team
Julia Vincent 1st Team
Taylor Worrell 1st Team
Brandonn Almeida 1st Team
Cody Bekemeyer 1st Team
Rafael Davila 1st Team
Lionel Khoo 1st Team
Tomas Peribonio 1st Team
Nils Wich-Glasen 1st Team
Marissa DelGado Honorable Mention
Yu Qian Goh Honorable Mention
Ana Menendez Nava Honorable Mention
Karlee Price Honorable Mention
Jeremiah Bohon Honorable Mention
Bryce Kananowicz Honorable Mention
Kevin Liu Honorable Mention
Tamas Novoszath Honorable Mention
Allen Ross Honorable Mention

COLUMBIA, S.C. South Carolina had a total of 23 swimmers and divers (12 women and 11 men) named to the 2018 CSCAA Scholar All-America team for achieving a 3.50 grade point average or higher the CSCAA announced on Wednesday. The Gamecocks’ 23 Scholar All-Americans is the highest total under Head Coach McGee Moody.

The Gamecocks had 14 total swimmers named First-Team CSCAA Scholar All-American for earning a 3.5 GPA and competing at the NCAA Championships. The remaining nine who attained a B cut or qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships in addition to a 3.5 GPA received honorable mention recognition.

The South Carolina women’s team achieved a 3.64 team GPA for the year, just .02 away from a spot in the nation’s top 10. Earning first-team CSCAA Scholar All-America honors on the women’s side were Emma Barksdale, Emily Cornell, Kersten Dirrane, Albury Higgs, Mikaela Lujan, Heather Merritt, Julia Vincent and Taylor Worrell. Marissa DelGado, Yu Qian Goh, Ana Menendez Nava and Karlee Price each earned honorable mention status.

For the men, Brandonn Almeida, Cody Bekemeyer, Rafael Davila, Lionel Khoo, Tomas Peribonio, and Nils Wich-Glasen each received first-team recognition. Jeremiah Bohon, Bryce Kananowicz, Tamas Novoszath and Allen Ross were named honorable mention to help the men’s program to a 3.40 team GPA.

The Gamecocks continue to compete individually throughout the summer, with the 2018-19 collegiate season set to begin in October. For Gamecock swimming and diving updates, follow on Twitter and Instagram at @GamecockSwim.