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Swimming & diving places program-record 10 athletes on Scholar All-America list

Dan Walpole is one of eight Bates swimmers to earn CSCAA Scholar All-America honors after also achieving athletic All-America honors in 2017. (File photo by d3photography.com)

NORFOLK, Va. -- A program-record 10 students from the Bates swimming and diving teams were honored with 2017 Scholar All-America awards from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), while both the men's and women's squads also received Team Scholar All-America recognition.

Eight Bobcats -- junior Anabel Carter (Camden, Maine), senior Sara Daher (Marblehead, Mass.), sophomore Lucy Faust (Piedmont, Calif.), first-year Janika Ho (Los Angeles, Calif.), first-year Hannah Johnson (Brewster, Mass.), junior Logan McGill (Dallas, Texas), junior Teddy Pender (Muscat, Oman) and senior Dan Walpole (Montclair, N.J.) -- 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. 

Two additional Bobcats -- first-year swimmer Alexander Ignatov (Trumbull, Conn.) and senior diver Emma Jarczyk (Sudbury, Mass.) -- earned Scholar Honorable Mention All-America selections. These students have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at a regional or zone qualifying meet. 

The Bates program's previous best year in terms of CSCAA Scholar All-America awards came in 2016, when eight student-athletes were recognized, including five in the Honorable Mention category.

The Bates men's and women's swimming and diving teams are two of 720 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 2017.