NORFOLK, Va. — Five University of Hawaii swimming student-athletes earned distinction on the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America teams. Additionally, both the UH men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams earned Scholar All-America recognition.
Diver Madison Sthamann and swimmer Franziska Weidner were Scholar All-America selections on the women’s side while Phoebe Hines picked up an honorable mention. Men’s swimmers Jonas Gutzat and David Springhetti each received honorable mention nods.
Student-athletes who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and participated in the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships earned the CSCAA Scholar All-America recognition. Honorable mentions were awarded to student-athletes with a 3.50 GPA who also achieved a “B” time standard (swimming) or competed at a zone qualifying meet (diving).
Sthamann owns the Rainbow Wahine’s No. 2 platform diving score, a 313.90, and competed in the NCAA championships in the platform and 3-meter events. Weidner swam the 200-yard individual medley, 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships and broke program records in the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.52) and 200-yard individual medley (1:56.32) in 2016-17. Hines also broke two school records in 2016-17, with a 9:54.35 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, and a 16:20.89 in the 1,650-yard freestyle.
Gutzat swam Rainbow Warrior all-time top-10 times in four events in 2016-17, including the 200-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle, 1000-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle. In just one semester with the Rainbow Warriors, Springhetti notched top-10 times in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke.
The Rainbow Wahine earned the team award with a 3.41 team GPA, while the Rainbow Warriors compiled a 3.13 team GPA. A record 720 teams, representing 443 institutions, received the honor by achieving a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 semester.