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TACOMA, Wash. - The Pacific Lutheran University men's and women's swimming teams were honored by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Wednesday for its outstanding efforts in the classroom with the Lutes earning Scholar All-American recognition. In addition to the team awards, Danielle Booth, Erica Muller, and Hunter Cosgrove were recognized as Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans.
The PLU men secure the award after compiling a 3.06 team grade point average and are one of six Northwest Conference squads to earn the honor. On the women's side, the Lutes boasted the top GPA in the NWC and the 18th best in NCAA Division III with a 3.59 average.
The Scholar All-American Team award is awarded by the CSCAA to programs achieving a 3.0 grade point average or higher during the spring 2017 semester.
Danielle Booth secured Honorable Mention Scholar All-American laurels after winning the NWC title in the 100-yard breaststroke while also securing Second Team All-NWC accolades in the 50-yard freestyle and the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays.
Erica Muller lands the accolade after winning the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NWC Championships for the second consecutive season. The Moraga, California native additionally nabbed First Team All-NWC honors in the 400-yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle while securing Second Team All-NWC in the 400-yard medley relay.
Hunter Cosgrove nets Honorable Mention Scholar All-American after netting First Team All-NWC in the 1,650-yard freestyle and Second Team honors in the 500-yard freestyle.
To earn Scholar All-American honors, student-athletes needed to achieve a 3.50 grade point average or higher and achieve the "B" time standard for the NCAA Division III Championships.