IOWA CITY, Iowa — Ten University of Iowa swimmers and divers were honored by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) as Scholar All-America honors, it was announced Wednesday by the CSCAA.
Junior Emma Sougstad and senior Roman Trussov were tabbed as a Scholar All-Americans, while seniors Olivia Kabacinski, Allie Orvis, Charles Holliday, and David Ernstsson, junior Brandis Heffner, sophomores Morgan Rafferty and Evan Hull, and freshman Jacintha Thomas were named honorable-mention Scholar All-Americans.
The Scholar All-America honor recognizes student-athletes that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their NCAA Championships.
Honorable-mention Scholar All-America honorees have similarly posted a GPA of 3.50 or higher and achieved a “B” time standard or competed at a regional or zone qualifying meet.
Sougstad was a Scholar All-America honoree after earning honorable-mention All-America accolades in the 100-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Championships. The Forest City, Iowa, native also was an NCAA qualifier in the 200 IM and 200 breast. She broke four Iowa school records as a junior.
Trussov earned the distinction after garnering honorable-mention All-America honors in two events — 100 and 200 breast — at the NCAA Championships. The Kazakhstan native also competed in the 200 and 400-medley relays at the NCAA meet.
Kabacinski posted NCAA “B” qualifying standards in the 50 free (22.84) and 100 free (49.97), Orvis swam to “B” cuts in the 100 back (54.68) and 200 back (1:58.50), Ernstsson had a “B” standard in the 200 free (1:37.58), and Holliday in the 50 free.
Heffner competed in the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships on 1-meter and 3-meter, while Rafferty posted Zone Diving standards on both springboard events. Hull and Thomas both had NCAA Zone standards on the 1-meter.
The CSCAA honor is the third of Trussov’s career and the second for Kabacinski and Orvis.