Scholar All-Americans are selected on the basis of their performance in the pool and classroom. To be selected to the All-American team, swimmers or divers must qualify for the NCAA Championship meet and achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher. Honorable Mention selections must achieve a NCAA consideration time and 3.50 or higher GPA.
Increased championship participation caps, along with the impact of high-tech suits produced a bumper crop of selections with 471 first-team selections and an additional 430 honorable mentions totaling a record 901 individual certificates.
With the award, Sobel caps off what was an incredible sophomore season. Last season, the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Diver of the Year finished third in the country at the NCAA's in the one-meter diving competition and eighth in the three-meter. To date, Sobel owns three of the four school records on the diving boards.
Fitzgerald finished second behind Sobel on both boards at the NEWMAC Championships as he qualified for the NCAA Championships. At the national event, Fitzgerald finished in 15th in both the one and three meter diving events en route to a pair of Honorable Mention All-American accolades.