July 18, 2012

Le & Edwards Recognized by CSCAA for Academic Excellence; Bentley Also Earns Team Honors

WALTHAM, Mass. – Bentley University swimmers Amanda Le (Chelmsford/Chelmsford HS) and Nadine Edwards (Danbury, Conn./Danbury HS) have both been recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with selection as honorable mention selections for the 2012 Division II Scholar All-America team.

Student-athletes earn honorable mention Scholar All America recognition by achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and earning a "B" time standard, but not qualifying for the NCAA championships.

Le, a sophomore, is majoring in corporate finance and accounting and has earned President's List recognition during each of her three semesters at Bentley. Edwards, a freshman who has yet to declare a major, is coming off a strong spring semester that saw her make the Dean's List.

Le set a school record in the 200 breaststroke during the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association championships in February, registering a winning time of 2:22.61.

Edwards had an outstanding rookie year, one that saw her set school records in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle events and participate on three school-record setting relay teams. She broke the 500 standard four times and won seven golds during the NEISDA Championships (four relay, three individual).

The Bentley men's and women's swimming and diving teams both received Scholar All-America Team Awards from the CSCAA for their academic performance during the spring semester. The Falcons, coached by Mary Kay Samko, were one of only 16 Division II programs across the country to have both teams recognized.

The women's team had a 3.25 grade point average during the spring, and the men's team turned in a 3.06.

Both Bentley teams excelled in the pool as well as in the classroom this past year. The women's squad had an 8-1 dual record, finished second in the Northeast-10 Championships and repeated as NESIDA titlists. The men's team, after a 7-2 dual record, also captured the NEISDA championship and finished third in the Northeast-10's.

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