WELLESLEY, Mass. -- The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) selected a record 1,069 swimmers and divers for its Scholar All-America team in 2018. Among this year's recipients were Wellesley College divers Maura Sticco-Ivins (Framingham, Mass.) and Noelle Bergere (Madison, Conn.).
The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. In addition to the 1,069 first-team selections, 1,137 students were named as Honorable Mention selections. These students have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at an NCAA Regional or Zone Diving qualifier.
Sticco-Ivins earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honors for a fourth and final time as she capped her outstanding collegiate career with a fourth trip to the NCAA Division III Championships in 2018. A Biochemistry major, Sticco-Ivins was the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) 3-meter champion and 1-meter runner-up, as well as an Academic All-Conference selection this spring. She went on to finish fourth in the 3-meter and second in the 1-meter at the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional before earning dual All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Championships, placing fourth in 1-meter diving and seventh in 3-meter diving.
Bergere earned Honorable Mention Scholar All-America accolades after capping a succesful rookie season at the NCAA Northeast Regional. Bergere took 18th in 3-meter diving and 15th in 1-meter diving at this year's NCAA Northeast Regional following a season that also included NEWMAC Diver of the Week honors on December 15, 2017.
View the complete list of names at: www.cscaa.org.