TOWSON, Md. — Catholic's Guido Saccaggi has been named the Landmark Men's Swimming & Diving Senior Scholar Athlete for the 2016-17 season. Saccaggi is the 24th Cardinals to earn senior scholar recognition, and is the second men's swimming athlete for Catholic, joining Caleb Capozella, who earned the honor in 2014.
Saccaggi is the most decorated Catholic men's swimmer since joining the Landmark in 2007. The Duluth, Ga., native finished his career as a 16-time All-Conference Selection for the Cardinals while earning 10 individual Landmark Conference Championship titles. He is the first male swimmer in conference history to begin his career with the Rookie of the Year award and end as Swimmer of the Year four years later.
Throughout his four years, Saccaggi was recognized as the conference's swimmer of the week six times. He holds Catholic's individual records in the 500-freestyle (4:39.68), 1000-freestyle (9:52.29, conference record), 1650-freestyle (16:16.92) and the 400-individual medley (4:04.56). He is also the lead-off man of the Cardinals' record holding 400-medley (3:29.53) and 800-freestyle (7:00.11) relays.
Saccaggi served as a team captain during his senior campaign. He won all three of his solo events, including his fourth straight 400-IM crown, and helped guide the Cardinals to their first Landmark Conference Championship Title.
To go along with his accolades in the water, Saccaggi is a three-time College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Academic All-American (2014, 15 & 16) and has been on the Landmark Honor Roll each of his eligible semesters.
A mechanical engineering major and bilingual student, Saccaggi has made his way onto the Dean's List all seven of his semesters at Catholic and boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.85. He is a teaching assistant in the dynamics lab at Catholic, as well as a math tutor for engineering students and treasurer for the engineering society, Tau Beta Pi.
The Landmark Conference selects 20 senior scholar athletes each year to recognize the top student-athlete in each sport based on academics and athletics.
The honorees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 and are selected by a committee of Landmark Conference officers, athletics directors, faculty athletic representatives, senior woman administrators, and sports information directors.