Nine Buckeyes Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

July 1, 2015




Highlighting another successful year of academic accomplishments for the Ohio State women's swimming and diving program, nine individuals were named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team. The student-athletes were selected on the basis of their performance both in the classroom and the pool. Overall, the Buckeyes registered an impressive 3.37 team GPA.

To be selected for the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, swimmers and divers are required to accumulate a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated at the 2015 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Honorable mention selections were denoted when an equivalent GPA of 3.50 was achieved, along with a "B" time standard. 

Five team members were named an outright CSCAA Scholar All-Americans, including Rachael Dzierzak (Perrysburg, Ohio), Taylor Ford (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Zhesi Li (Shenyang, China), Aliena Schmidtke (Magdeburg, Germany) and Annelise Sprau (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.). The honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-America list was comprised of Buckeyes Amy Bopp (Clifton Park, N.Y.), Annie Gillig (Simpsonville, S.C.), Camey Rabold (Columbus, Ohio) and Maren Reeder (Worthington, Ohio).

The above-mentioned are also involved in some of the most rigorous academic programs offered at Ohio State. From neuroscience to architecture, the team is certainly making Ohio State Athletics proud for their efforts in the classroom. 

CSCAA Scholar All-Americans
Rachael Dzierzak -- Junior, Architecture
Taylor Ford -- Senior, Neuroscience 
Zhesi Li -- Sophomore, Sport Industry
Aliena Schmidtke -- Senior, Molecular Genetics
Annelise Sprau -- Sophomore, Neuroscience

CSCAA Scholar All-Americans -- Honorable Mention
Amy Bopp -- Sophomore, Public Health
Annie Gillig -- Junior, Sport Industry
Camey Rabold -- Junior, Marketing
Maren Reeder -- Sophomore, History