October 2, 2009
Congratulations to the following Solon STARS swimmers for this GREAT accomplishment and recognition of their skills in the pool and in the classroom:
- Alex Cohara
- Annie Marquiss
- Ben Stewart-Bates
- Ian Stewart-Bates
About the Scholastic All-America Program:
The Scholastic All-America program is open to all 10th-12th grade USA Swimming members who earn a 3.5 GPA or better and achieve a Junior National Bonus Time Standard or swim in a selected disability championship meet or the Open Water National Championships. The program begins each July 1st and continues through June 30th of the following year. Applications, including a copy of the official year-end school transcript and a copy of the swimmer’s times, are due on August 1st of each year. Applications for the 2009-2010 year will be available in March 2010. SAA members receive three certificates, a pin for those earning a 4.0 GPA and three-time recipients receive a travel alarm clock. The program began in 1986 and has recognized 12,368 USA Swimming members since its inception. The SAA program is administrated by the SAA sub-committee, part of the Times and Recognition Committee. Longtime USA Swimming volunteers Marvin and Joyce Lanphere head up this program and are assisted by volunteers from across the country. These volunteers receive the applications, review the school transcripts and times submitted. Special thanks to Louise Limerick, Betty Kooy, Dianne Limerick, Isabelle Fraser, Chuck Swanson, Ron Johns and Susan Huckeby for their time and efforts to recognize USA Swimming’s scholar athletes.