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AU swimming and diving teams garner academic honors
7/27/10

ALFRED, NY — The Alfred University women’s swimming and diving team has been honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as a Scholar All-American Team. In addition, two members of the AU men’s team and one from the women’s team earned individual academic honors from the CSCAA.

Twice each year (fall and spring semesters), the CSCAA honors teams in Division I, II, and III, as well as NAIA, for academic accomplishments. Teams with cumulative grad point averages of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are cited. The Alfred women had a team GPA of 3.12 for the spring 2010 semester.

Two members of the 2009-10 AU men’s team — Kameron Chambliss (Alfred Station, NY/Alfred-Almond) and Dan Steere (Hornell, NY/Alfred-Almond) — and one member of the 2009-10 women’s team — Sarah Blair (Auburn, NY/Auburn) — earned individual academic honors from the CSCAA for Division III athletes.

Chambliss, who graduated from AU in May, earned Scholar All-American honors, while Steere and Blair (seniors next season) received honorable mention honors. To earn All-American honors, a Division III student-athlete must earn a GPA of at least 3.50 and also qualify to compete in the NCAA championship meet. Those who earn a GPA of at least 3.50 and turn in an NCAA “B” qualifying cut time are given honorable mention.

Chambliss, who broke virtually all AU diving records last season, earned All-American honors on the one-meter and three-meter board at the 2010 NCAA Division III swimming and diving championship meet. He was named the Empire 8 Conference Diver of the Year and the Diver of the Meet at the Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association (UNYSCSA) championship meet. Steere, swam on the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay team that earned an NCAA “B” cut and Blair earned a “B” cut in the 50-yard freestyle.