Team and senior leader tabbed CSCAA All American
GREELEY, Colo. – The University of Northern Colorado swimming & diving team along with senior standout Tori Gutt were named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All America Teams, the association announced recently.
The Bears were one of 96 teams honored by the CSCAA. The Team Scholar All American 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 award is presented to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).
Gutt, a recent graduate from Tucson, Ariz., who was a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-Region selection, added the Individual Scholar All American after graduating with a 4.00 grade point average with a double major in criminal justice and journalism.
Gutt concluded her stellar career in the pool in February, earning All-Conference honors in the inaugural season of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in both the 200 breaststroke and 400 IM. She shattered her own school record in the 200 breaststroke during the final day of the MPSF Championship, giving her three school records during the four-day meet. She owns the records in the 100 breast (1:04.70), 200 breast (2:16.17) and 400 IM (4:27.18) and also ranks third in school history in the 200 IM (2:07.78). She is also a member of the record holding 400 medley relay team (3:50.64).
Student-athletes who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have qualified for their respective national championship are eligible for the award, as well as the Honorable Mention Scholar All American award to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have achieved a "B" time standard in their respective national championship.