(NORFOLK, Va.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming and diving team was honored by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with a Team Scholar All-America award as five individuals were also named.
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 women's team earned a 3.61 for the spring semester.
Individually, junior Machika Kaku (Irvine, Calif./University) received Scholar All-America recognition while graduate student Andie Azofeifa (Castle Rock, Colo./Douglas County), seniors Corrine Bacigal (Campbell Hall, N.Y./Washingtonville) and Winona Li (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton), and sophomore Kimberly Hochstedler (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn) earned Scholar All-America Honorable Mention honors for achieving a GPA of 3.50 and a "B" time standard.
Kaku received top honors for the second year after diving at the NCAA Championships while Azofeifa and Li each participated at the regional diving zone meet. Azofeifa earned honorable mention honors for the second time, as Hochstedler follows last year's top honor with an honorable mention accolade for achieving qualification standards in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke. Bacigal closed her career with a qualification standard in the 400-yard IM.