YORK, PA – The York College women's swim program received outstanding news on Tuesday morning as sophomore Maddy Mann earned CSCAA (College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America) Scholar All-American honors as announced by the organization. In addition to Mann earning individual honors, the Spartan women's team was recognized for team success as they earned Scholar All-American team honors.
Mann followed up a sensational freshman season with an equally stellar sophomore year. Mann won a pair of Capital Athletic Conference individual championships as she was victorious in the 1650 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. She set a new school record during her 1650 victory as she set the record for the 1650 race and also established a record for the 1000 free. In her 500 freestyle win, she set a new school standard by over four seconds. Mann also broke the school record in the 200 free as she finished second in the event at the championships. She now has three CAC gold medals in her two conference championship meets.
Mann earned 21 individual victories for the year while she also had eight runner-up finishes.
"Maddy had a fantastic year," said head coach and CAC Coach of the Year Greg Doyle. "She is an athlete who has continued to work hard to improve and maximize her abilities. Not only does Maddy get it done in the pool, but she is also an outstanding student."
Mann owns a 3.65 GPA as is pursuing a nursing degree. Mann has earned Dean's List honors in three of her four collegiate semesters including both semesters as a sophomore.
The CSCAA selections recognize students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
The Spartan women's swim team combined to earn a 3.39 GPA as they finished second at the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference championships.
For the first time in the 95-year history of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) more than 700 teams have received Scholar All-America recognition. In total, 720 teams, representing 443 institutions achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring 2017 semester.
"This award is a testament to the work ethic of our team both in and out of the pool," said Doyle. "I am proud of our finish at the conference championships and I am proud of our performance in the class room. When recruiting student-athletes, we want athletes who can perform in the pool but also students who will work hard and achieve in the class room as well."
Mann will headline a large group of returning Spartans as York will look to build on the success of the 2016-17 season.