Clute, Ferrell, Schulkin and Zagroba have been honored for their academic and athletic achievements (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Deirdre Clute, Stephanie Ferrell, Danielle Schulkin and Catherine Zagroba of the Harvard women's swimming and diving team have been named College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America honorable mention selections, recognizing both their academic and athletic achievements. As a team, the Crimson combined for a 3.39 GPA during the 2011-12 academic year, earning the squad Scholar All-America Team honors.
Clute earned the accolade after posting a 3.625 GPA for the academic year and eclipsing the NCAA 'B' standard in the 200 back at the HYP meet. The rising junior took fourth in both the 100 and 200 back at the Ivy League Championships, and recorded a total of five personal bests on the season.
Ferrell maintained a 3.57 GPA through her freshman year and posted NCAA 'B' standard times in both the 100 and 200 breast to earn honorable mention accolades. She set personal records in the two events at the Georgia Invitational in December while posting a pair of top 10 finishes at the Ivy League Championships.
Schulkin, who reached the NCAA 'B' cut in the 200 fly, 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay, owns a 3.65 cumulative GPA as a history & science concentrator. She finished third in the 200 fly and fourth in the 100 fly at the Ivy League Championships, just three weeks after winning the 200 fly at HYP. Schulkin recorded new personal bests in seven events this season, including her winning performance in the 200 fly at HYP.
Zagroba graduated in May with a cumulative GPA of 3.73 in psychology after eclipsing the NCAA 'B' standard as a member of Harvard's winning 800 free relay team at the Ivy League Championships. This marked the third victory of Zagroba's career in the event and was the fourth time she had earned All-Ivy honors. The senior also placed fifth in the 200 free, fifth in the 500 free and seventh in the 1,650 free at Ivies, and was named to the Academic All-Ivy League Team in April.
The Honorable Mention Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard, but have not qualified to compete in their respective national championship. The award is presented in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).
The Scholar All-America Team 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).