Swimming places five on Scholar All-America list

Senior captain Logan McGill is one of five Bobcats to earn Scholar All-America awards from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America. (d3photography.com)

Norfolk, Va. -- Five students from the Bates swimming and diving teams were honored with 2018 Scholar All-America awards from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Wednesday, with the women's squad receiving Team Scholar All-America recognition as well.

Five Bobcats -- junior Lucy Faust (Piedmont, Calif.), sophomore Janika Ho (Los Angeles, Calif.), senior captain Logan McGill (Dallas, Texas), senior captain Hope Logan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) and senior captain Riley Ewing (Bedford, N.H.) received CSCAA Scholar All-America honors, recognizing students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. 

At the 2018 NCAA Championships, the Bates men finished the meet with 48 points to claim 14th place out of 53 scoring teams, the best national finish in team history. The Bates women scored 76 points to finish 12th out of 51 teams, the Bobcat women's third straight top-13 finish and fifth straight top-17 finish.

The Bates women's swimming team is one of 710 nationwide to receive team Scholar All-America recognition from the CSCAA, for earning an average grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Winter/Spring semester of 2018. The Bobcats checked in with a team GPA of 3.36. 

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.