Two Lewis University men's swimming student-athletes were honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Monday (July 14) for their work in the pool and in the classroom.
Sophomore Victor Tarin (Godelleta, Valencia, Spain/IES Conselleria) was named a CSCAA Scholar All-American. Senior Tyson Polack (Canby, Ore./Canby) earned Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honors.
The Scholar All-America award recognizes swimmers who qualified and competed at the national championship meet and earned a cumulative, or term grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The honorable mention accolades recognizes those who met these same academic qualifications and achieved a "B" time standard but did not qualify or compete in their respective national championship.
"The six total (four women and two men) earning this honor are the most in my time at Lewis," Lewis swimming head coach Roger Karns said. "With an award like this that combines academic and athletic achievement it's a great sign for the program that we're seeing more and more student-athletes honored. I'm happy to see their hard work recognized."
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Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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