Bridgeport

Bridgeport Swim Teams Continue To Excel In The Classroom

Bridgeport, Conn.-The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has announced its Spring 2014 NCAA Division II Team and Individual Scholar All-America list supported by Nike, and the University of Bridgeport women's and men's programs, per usual, are well represented for their excellence in the classroom as well as in the pool.

For the nineteenth straight semester, the UB women's swimming squad has received a CSCAA Team Scholar All-America Award.  The Purple Knight women have earned this prestigious academic award every semester since the team became a varsity program.  To earn a CSCAA Team Scholar All-America Award, a program must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.  For the Spring 2014 semester, the Bridgeport women's swimming team posted a team GPA of 3.62 which ranked the Purple Knights fourth in the nation.  The Bridgeport men's swimming program also earned a CSCAA Team Scholar All-America Award by posting a 3.17 team grade point average, which tied for number 19 in the nation.

On the Individual Scholar First Team All-America list, UB was represented on the men's side by five swimmers and on the women's side by six swimmers that qualified and excelled at the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship Meet.  To earn First Team Individual Scholar CSCAA All-America, the student-athlete must have qualified for the 2013 NCAA Swimming & Diving National Championships and earned a minimum GPA of 3.5.  The following members of the UB Purple Knights' Swimming Teams earned this award for 2013-14:

Men:

Ivan Capan
Vyacheslav Fattakhov
Ruben Gimenez
Vladislav Paskas
Oscar Pereiro

Women:

Armony Dumur
Adeline Martin
Polina Melinikova
Elena Shchekleina

Alina Sotnikova
Jaimy Lee Taskin

Additionally, Bridgeport swimmers earned two spots on the CSCAA Honorable Mention Individual Scholar All-America list as well, as six female and two male swimmers were recognized.  To earn CSCAA Honorable Mention Individual Scholar All-America, the student-athlete must have accumulated a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have achieved at least one NCAA "B" Qualifying Standard but have not qualified to compete in the National Championship.  The following members of the UB Purple Knights Swimming Team earned CSCAA Honorable Mention Individual Scholar All-America honors for 2013-14:

Ilka Oberle (women)
Matheus Lima  (men)