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NJIT Men's Swim Team Named Scholar All Americans

The Men's Swim and Dive Team was named Scholar All Americans.

NJIT athletes are as smart as they are fit. To cite one example, the NJIT Men's Swimming and Diving team recently received the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Team Scholar All American award.

The award is given to university swimming and diving teams that have achieved a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is for the fall 2013 semester.  

In addition, eight student-athletes at NJIT also received the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association All Academic Conference Awards, which set a university record. To receive that award, a swimmer must have achieved a 3.5 or higher GPA and competed at the 2014 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championships.  Four of the eight also attend the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT.

The Highlanders receiving the award include freshman Anthony Czar (mathematical sciences, Albert Dorman Honors College), freshman Joe Pedo (computer engineering, Albert Dorman Honors College), freshman Michael Sungurov (business/ finance), sophomore Matthew Temple (chemical engineering, Albert Dorman Honors College), sophomore David Schmidt (web and information systems), junior Gene Tutzauer (electrical engineering), senior Christian Barnard (business/ marketing), and senior Victor Razuk (chemical engineering, Albert Dorman Honors College).

“NJIT is a nationally-ranked university with demanding majors and really smart students,” said Leonard Kaplan, director of athletics at NJIT. “The Men’s Swimming and Dive Team is a perfect example of that. They had a great season, winning conference awards, and now they were named Team Scholar All Americans. That’s quite an achievement.”

By Robert Florida