Eight swimmers earn Scholar All-America honors

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LEWISTON, Maine – Eight Bates College swimmers earned Individual Scholar All-America honors, and both the men's and women's swimming & diving teams gained Team Scholar All-America accolades, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America announced.

The Bobcats men's team accumulated a 3.26 grade-point average while the women's team compiled a 3.22 GPA. In order to achieve Team Scholar All-America status, a team must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the semester of the NCAA Championships.

Three members of the women's team – Whitney Paine '16 (Moltonborough, N.H.), Gabrielle Sergi '14 (Newburyport, Mass.), and Catherine Sparks '13 (New Canaan, Conn.) – earned Individual Scholar All-America laurels while five members of the men's side – Andrew Briggs '15 (York, Maine), Venkatesh Duvvuri '14 (South Orange, N.J.), Matthew Gagne '15 (Winnetka, Ill.), Matt Johns '13 (Seaford, N.Y.), and Nicholas Karlson '13 (Wayland, Mass.) – followed suit.

To gain Individual Scholar All-America recognition a student athlete must have achieved a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the semester of the NCAA Championship and also have competed in that championship.

Bates College CSCAA Individual Scholar All-Americas

Whitney Paine '16 (Relay Qualification Time, 3.73 GPA)

Gabrielle Sergi '14 (Relay, 3.82)

Catherine Sparks '13 (Relay, 3.73)

Andrew Briggs '15 (Relay, 3.60)

Venkatesh Duvvuri '14 (Relay, 3.57)

Matthew Gagne '15 (100 Fly, 3.65)

Matt Johns '13 (Relay, 4.00)

Nicholas Karlson '13 (Relay, 3.57)