Swimmers from the University of Mary Washington, Salisbury University and St. Mary's College (Md.) earned individual and team recognition on the College Swimming Coaches Assocation of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America team.
Salisbury and St. Mary's were both named to the 2009 Team Scholar-athlete list. For teams to be eligible, the team must have a GPA of 3.0 or better (or the equivalent converted) on a 4.00 scale for the semester.
Individually, CAC Women's Swimmer of the Year and NCAA Woman of the Year representative Brie McDowell of St. Mary's earned Scholar All-America honors while three teammates and four swimmers from Mary Washington were on the Honorable Mention Scholar All-America list.
McDowell's teammates Eleanor Koerner and rising juniors Sofia Sokolove and Arielle Webster were named Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans. Representing Mary Washington on the HM squad were Megan DeSmit, Kelly Scott, Leslie Holt and Justin Anderson.
To be considered as a scholar All-American, a student?]athlete must meet one of the following criteria's to be eligible: a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better (or the equivalent converted) on a 4.00 scale, a semester/quarter GPA of 3.5 or better (or the equivalent converted) on a 4.00 scale, or a school year GPA of 3.5 or better (or the equivalent converted) on a 4.00 scale.