King earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, two individuals recognized as Scholar All-Americans

Published 8:43 am Thursday, July 7, 2022

BRISTOL – The King University men’s and women’s swimming teams were recognized when the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced a pair of academic awards. Both teams were selected as 2022 CSCAA Division II Scholar All-America Teams before Jamie Edwards and Jan Kuljak garnered Individual Scholar All-America honors.

Teams were selected on the basis of their spring 2022 grade point averages and represent 731 teams, 441 institutions and 17,845 student-athletes.

The women’s team has earned CSAA Scholar All-America team honors nine times, including the last eight semesters. Under the tutelage of head coach Matt Brinton the women posted a 3.56 team GPA in the spring.

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For the men, the marks the fifth time they have earned this award, and the third straight semester. In the spring, the men recorded a team GPA of 3.00.

Individually, Edwards and Kuljak both earned second team Scholar All-America recognition. Edwards earned her degree in business management while Kuljak is majoring in biology.

Edwards is the first women’s swimmer to earn Scholar All-America honors while Kuljak becomes the second men’s swimmer to earn recognition, joining Simon Vik, who was honorable mention in 2019.

The award recognizes students who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championship. To qualify for first team Scholar All-America, student-athletes earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 and participated in their national championship. Second team selections also earned a 3.50 GPA or higher and achieved a “B” time standard for the national championship or participated at a diving zone qualification meet.