WORCESTER, Mass. – Following an impressive season in the pool and in the classroom, sophomore Colleen Kurtz (Somerset, N.J. / Rutgers Preparatory) was recently named a College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American.
Kurtz is the first Assumption swimmer to ever earn Scholar All-America honors from the CSCAA. To be selected, swimmers must own a GPA of at least a 3.5 while also registering an NCAA "B" cut time in at least one event. She was one of just six NE10 student-athletes to be named All-America, from three different institutions. To view the complete list, click here.
This year Kurtz was instrumental in helping Assumption place second at the NE10 Championships. She claimed the program's lone individual NE10 Title, winning the 500 free in a school-record time of 5:01.02. She also took fourth in the 200 butterfly and sixth in the 200 free at the NE10 Championships to earn a team-high 48 points for the Hounds. Out of the pool, Kurtz is a Sociology & Criminology major with a 3.56 GPA. She has been named to the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll multiple times.