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Swimming & Diving Earns Scholar All-America Honors
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/20/2012
2012 All-American Ben Tuben
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DURHAM, N.C. - Fourteen members of the Duke Swimming & Diving program have received Scholar All-America recognition for the 2011-12 season, as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). In addition, both the men's and women's squads collected 2012 Scholar All-America team honors for collectively earning a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Ben Tuben, a 2012 graduate of Duke and an All-American this past season in the 100-yard butterfly, headlined the group of Blue Devils named to the 2012 Scholar All-America Team. Tuben garnered CSCAA Scholar All-America accolades by posting a GPA of 3.5 or higher and qualifying for the NCAA Championships during the 2011-12 campaign.

Eight other members of the men's team earned Scholar All-America honorable mention recognition, including 2012 graduates Shawn Hoffman, Cody Kolodziejzyk and Hunter Roux, as well as rising seniors Matt Carder, Adam Flur, Ben Hwang and Ted Minturn and rising junior Tyler Fleming. Each maintained a GPA of 3.5 or better for the semester or cumulative average and achieved an NCAA 'B' standard during the 2011-12 season.

The Duke women were also well-represented on the Scholar All-America Honorable Mention team, with 2012 graduates Meghan Dwyer, Jessica Lyden and Steffi Niessl all receiving the honor. They were joined on the team by rising junior Christine Wixted and rising sophomore Megan McCarroll.

The CSCAA Scholar All-America accolade is the fourth academic honor of the season for Lyden, who was also named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Women's At-Large First Team and the Capital One Academic All-District III Women's At-Large Team earlier this spring. Lyden, as well as Minturn and Wixted, were also selected to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Team.

For a complete list of CSCAA Scholar All-America awards, visit http://www.cscaa.org/.

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