Athletes invited to compete at their respective national championship
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its Scholar All-America Teams and three Florida Tech swimmers are among the list of honorees.
The CSCAA named 1,479 swimmers and divers to its 2020 Scholar All-American Team.
The award recognizes students who achieved at least a grade point average of 3.50 during the Spring 2020 semester and were invited to compete at their respective national championship or recorded an NCAA B-Cut time this season.
Savannah Brennan represents the Panthers as a First Team Scholar All-America, while Nicole Rautemberg and Daniel Aizenberg reeled in honorable mention awards.
Brennan, who is receiving Scholar All-America honors for the third time in her career, averaged a 4.00 GPA this spring while double majoring in Genomics and Molecular Genetics and Biomedical Science. She is also earning a minor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
Brennan, a junior out of Oviedo, Florida, was recently named the 2019-20 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the Sunshine State Conference. Additionally, she was named a 2019-20 CSCAA All-American and was awarded First Team All-SSC accolades.
The junior earned silvers in 1000 Free and 1650 Free at this year’s SSC Championship. She also scored points for her team in the 400 IM, 400 Free Relay, and 500 Free.
This spring she made her second career appearance in the NCAA Division II Swim Championships.
Rautemberg picks up her first Scholar All-America award after averaging a 4.00 GPA in business administration during the Spring 2020 semester.
The sophomore out of Asuncion, Paraguay, registered a NCAA B-Cut time of 1:52.56 in the 200-yard freestyle during the finals of the SSC Championship, good for a sixth-place finish.
Aizenberg, who joined the men’s swim team prior to the Spring semester, earns his first Scholar All-America nod with a 3.769 GPA as a business administration major.
A freshman out of Ma’ale Adumim, Israel, Aizenberg had a breakout performance during the SSC Championships in which he made the finals in three events and set three NCAA B-Cut times: 20.60 in the 50-yard freestyle, 45.46 in the 100-yard freestyle and 48.91 to garner the bronze medal in the finals of the 100-yard backstroke.
In addition to the individual Scholar All-American winners, both the men’s and women’s swimming teams earned Scholar All-America distinction for the Spring 2020 semester.
The Panther men had a GPA of 3.333 while the women boasted a 3.800 GPA, which ranked as the top team GPA among all Florida Tech sports teams this Spring.
In total, the CSCAA selected a record 789 programs from 461 institutions, which represents 17,982 student-athletes, for Scholar All-America awards.