CARBONDALE, Ill. – Juniors Andre Brilhante and Filippo Dell'Olio and sophomore Alex Crawford have been named Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America, the organization announced this past week.
The Southern Illinois swimming and diving program was recognized as one of the top academic programs in the nation, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America announced on Wednesday. SIU's men's program posted the fifth-best GPA in the nation in spring 2016, and SIU's women's team posted the 12th-best GPA nationally.
Eight members of the Saluki men's swimming and diving team were selected as Distinguished Scholar Athletes by the Mid-American Conference on Friday. The Salukis had the most athletes earn the accolade of all men's swimming teams in the conference.
The 2015-16 season for the Saluki men's and women's swimming and diving teams was one for the books. With several additions to the SIU record book, national rankings throughout the season and a down-to-the-wire conference championship title, this season was undoubtedly one of SIU's best.
Twenty-one members of the Saluki women's swimming and diving team were named to the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team, the conference announced Tuesday. SIU holds the most spots on the team of all seven schools in the conference, with all but eight members of the squad earning scholar-athlete recognition.