Achievement

Eight Mustangs Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CSCAA/SMU) – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) today released its individual Scholar All-America Teams and eight Mustangs made the list.

To be selected as a member of the CSCAA Scholar All-America first team as an individual, swimmers and divers must have achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or higher and have been invited to their respective NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Honorable mention selections have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at their respective qualifying meets.

Johanna Holloway and Erin Trahan led the Mustangs as first-team selections, while Katie CrownGabi GroblerOlivia GrossklausFrederica KizekTaylor Ohlhauser and Nicole Stambo earned honorable mention accolades.

Both Holloway (platform) and Trahan (100 fly) earned All-America honors from the CSCAA in their respective events after receiving invites to the 2020 NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships. Trahan was the conference champion in the 100 fly and earned all-conference honors in the 200 fly and 50 free, while Holloway was the runner-up on both 3 meter and platform.
 
Both are repeat selections for the Scholar All-America award with Trahan earning it for the fourth season and Holloway for the second.
 
All three of Holloway's diving teammates, Crown, Ohlhauser and Stambo, earned honorable mention accolades, having all represented SMU at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships. At the conference level, the Mustang divers earned four all-league selections and 10 total spots in Championship Finals at the conference event.
 
On the swimming side, conference champion Grossklaus as well as first-time selections Grobler and Kizek were honored. The trio combined for five Championship Finals appearances at the conference meet.

 

The team posted a 3.8 GPA this spring, up from a 3.47 in the fall. Individually, four student-athletes were named to various levels of the SMU Honor Roll during both the fall and spring semesters. In the pool, SMU earned runner-up honors at the American Athletic Conference Championships.
 
Johanna Holloway^ | Biology
Erin Trahan*^^ | Art
Katie Crown^^ | Business
Gabi Grobler | Sport Management
Olivia Grossklaus^ | Psychology
Frederica Kizek | Pre-Med
Taylor Ohlhauser^ | Pre-Med
Nicole Stambo | Pre-Med

* Previous First-Team Selection
^ Previous HM Selection

 

Seven Mustangs Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CSCAA/SMU) – The SMU men's swimming and diving team saw seven of its student-athletes honored by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as Scholar All-Americans. The organization announced its list of honors Wednesday.

To be selected as a member of the CSCAA Scholar All-America first team as an individual, swimmers and divers must have achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or higher and have been invited to their respective NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Honorable mention selections have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at their respective qualifying meets.

Peter Smithson led the way for the Mustangs with first-team honors after earning an invite to the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. The freshman finished the season with CSCAA All-America accolades on 3 meter and platform and was also named the American Athletic Conference Diver and Freshman Diver of the Year after winning a pair of individual titles.

Fellow conference champion Caleb Rhodenbaugh was one of six honorable mention selections for SMU. The junior swept breaststroke races at The American Championships.

In total, the student-athletes honored earned six all-conference honors and made 19 combined appearances in Championship Finals at the conference event.

As a team, the Mustangs posted a 3.73 GPA this spring, above the fall's 3.28 mark, which was the highest of all men's teams in the American Athletic Conference. The upward trend continues as the Mustangs' previous marks were set at 3.21 in the spring of 2019 and 3.11 in the fall of 2018. For their efforts, they were named a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team.

Peter Smithson | Applied Physiology and Sport Management
Reid Anderson | Real Estate
Connor Dalbo | Finance
Daniel Forndal^ | Finance
Dominic Hoefer | Engineering
Caleb Rhodenbaugh | Applied Physiology and Sport Management
Brayden Rudd | Finance

^ Previous HM Selection

 

Mustangs Named CSCAA Scholar All-America Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CSCAA/SMU) – The men's swimming and diving team was today named a Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). Teams were selected on the basis of their spring grade point average, and must have achieved a 3.0 GPA.

The program posted a 3.73 GPA this spring, above the fall's 3.28 mark, which then was the highest of all men's teams in the American Athletic Conference. The upward trend continues as the Mustangs' previous marks were set at 3.21 in the spring of 2019 and 3.11 in the fall of 2018.
 
The Mustangs were honored at this year's Pony Awards as the SMU team with the most improved GPA and two individuals were recognized at SMU's Honors Convocation. Eight student-athletes were recognized as members of SMU's honor roll during the fall semester, and seven followed up with nods for the spring semester.

CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart mentioned the efforts of Head Coach Greg Rhodenbaugh noting that, "No team was unaffected by this spring's pandemic but Athletic Director Hart and President Turner can and should be proud of their team and the work of Greg." 

Individual Scholar All-America selections will be announced later this week.

To be selected as a member of the CSCAA Scholar All-America first team as an individual, swimmers and divers must have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Honorable mention selections have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at their respective qualifying meets.

 

 

Three Mustangs Named WGCA All-American Scholars

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WGCA/SMU) – The Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) today announced its 2019-20 list of All-American Scholars and three Mustangs received the honor.
 
Lauren ChappellMegan Daleo and Serena Shah all picked up accolades, meeting the minimum cumulative grade-point-average of 3.50.
 
Chappell is double majoring in math and civil engineering with a minor in mechanical engineering. During the shortened 2019-20 season, she posted a season-best performance at the Mustangs' SMU/DAC Invitational where she tied for 31st. At the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, she signed for a season-best round of 1-over 74.
 
This is the third consecutive year Chappell has earned the honor.
 
In her first season with the Mustangs, Daleo registered three top-30 finishes, highlighted by a 17th place performance at the SMU/DAC Invitational. She finished tied for 30th at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, firing a season-best 3-under 70 in the second round. Daleo is an applied physiology and sport management major with a concentration in sport performance leadership.

The honor is the second for Daleo, who transferred to the Hilltop last fall.
 
For Shah, this is the first All-American Scholar honor. The sophomore's year featured a top-three finish at the Allstate Sugar Bowl event, where she shot a 5-under 214. She also posted a top-15 finish at the White Sands Invitational. Shah's major is undeclared.