TOWSON, Md. - Four Landmark men's and women's swimming & diving student-athletes have been named College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-Americans. The selections recognize students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Gregpry McCarthy, of Catholic University, who cracked the top-20 in the 400 individual medley at this year's NCAA Championships, was honored as the Landmark Conference Swimmer and Rookie of the Year. At the league meet, he won the 200-individual medley (1:50.87), 400-individual medley (3:57.59) and 200-breaststroke (2:04.79) with three NCAA DIII B-Cut times.
McCarthy's three title-winning swims broke the Catholic University programs records while setting a new Landmark meet and conference record. As an NCAA qualifier, McCarthy joins an elite list of 13 additional Catholic University men's swimming and diving team members that have qualified for the National Swimming & Diving Championships.
A rising junior and a psychology major at Drew University, Mal Vishwanath is coming off a tremendous campaign that was capped by an appearance at the NCAA Division III Championships, where she claimed Honorable Mention All-America status with a 15th-place finish in the 1650-freestyle. She also finished 22nd in the 500-freestyle and 23rd in the 200-freestyle.
Also this past season, Vishwanath was named the Landmark Conference Women's Swimmer of the Year after winning the same events while setting meet records in all three. She owns school records in the 200, 500, 1000, and 1650 in addition to relay records in the 200-freestyle, 400-freestyle, 800-freestyle, and 800-medley.
Fellow Ranger Jenny Stein, who graduated this past spring as a psychology major and biology minor, earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honors for the second year in a row following her stellar senior campaign. She qualified for the NCAA Diving Regional for the second straight season and finished 16th in the 3-meter competition and 18th in the 1-meter event. She also defended her Landmark Conference Diver of the Year title after finishing first on both the 1-meter and 3-meter board.
Stein walks away with 10 school records, including all four diving marks. She also set standards in both the 50- and 100-freestyle and swam on the 200-freestyle, 400-freestyle, 200-medley, and 400-medley relays that broke additional school records.
Marywood's Courtney Snyder received the program's first major Landmark Conference award (for a student-athlete) with the Co-Diver of the Year laurel that she shares with Drew University's Jenny Stein. Snyder won the 3-meter dive to get First Team and earned a silver medal in the 1-meter dive to capture Second Team honors.
She dove a 402.30 on her final dive on Friday to send her to the top of the podium for Marywood's first diving title in school history. Snyder set a school record with a 380.85 1-meter dive. She was Second Team All-Conference in both events as a junior.
Lauren Byrne of the University of Scranton, earned Rookie of the Year honors after winning three gold medals and setting two conference meet records while also posting an NCAA B-Cut qualifying time in the 100 breaststroke.