Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s men’s and women’s swimming programs were honored as Scholar All-America Teams, as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America on Wednesday. Saints standout Anna Macedonia was also recognized individually as a CSCAA Scholar All-American.
The Team Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).
Marymount was just one of three Capital Athletic Conference programs to garner CSCAA Scholar All-America Team recognition. Salisbury and St. Mary’s (Md.) were the others, collecting the honor for both the men’s and women’s programs as well.
Macedonia (Arlington, Va. / Bishop O’Connell HS), a rising senior, had one of the best seasons in the water for a Marymount swimmer, earning CAC Swimmer of the Year honors and All-CAC recognition in five events. She broke MU records this year in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke and 200 Free Relay and holds four CAC top times on the year. An NCAA ‘A’ Qualifier in the 100 back and 200 back, she was also a ‘B’ qualifier in the 50 free. Macedonia capped of the year at the NCAA Championships with a 10th place finish in the 100 back to garner Honorable Mention All-America Honors.
Also a standout in the classroom, Macedonia was named the 2011 Linda McMahon Scholar-Athlete of Year as well as collecting CAC All-Academic and VaSID Academic All-State honors.
The Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have qualified for their respective national championship. The award is presented in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).