(NORFOLK, Va.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team was honored by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with a Team Scholar All-America award as four individuals were also named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans.
The Team Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The men's team earned a 3.23 for the spring semester and also earned the award following the fall semester in which they recorded a 3.26 team GPA.
Individuals who achieved a 3.50 or better for the year and either met a provisional time standard or competed at the NCAA Championships were honored.
Sophomore Gabe Bamforth (Cambridge, Mass./CRLS) competed at the NCAA Championships to earn Scholar All-America recognition while fellow sophomores Winston Chu (Warren, N.J./Saint Peter's Prep) and Jack Lance (Lititz, Pa./Warwick), and freshman Connor Clayton (Simpsonville, S.C./Mauldin) earned Scholar All-America Honorable Mention.
Bamforth set school records on the 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards this season while becoming an All-American on the 1-meter board following an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. A civil and environmental engineer, Bamforth also excelled in the classroom, earning a 3.70 for the academic year.
Chu is an information systems major who recorded a 3.52 for the year and a 3.77 in the spring semester. In the pool, Chu achieved provisional cut times in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke events and was part of the 400-yard medley relay that set a school record at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships.
Lance had the second-best time on the team in the 400-yard IM this season to achieve a provisional qualifying time. He also recorded a 4.0 for the spring semester and a 3.75 for the year while taking classes toward a mechanical engineering degree.
Clayton also achieved a provisional qualifying mark in the 400-yard IM, trailing Lance by .11 seconds in the pool. The materials science and engineering major finished his first year at Carnegie Mellon with a 4.0.