by Alan Babbitt
Three Hope College swimmers and one diver have been selected to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team for the 2019-20 season.
The CSCAA award recognizes student-athletes who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championship meets.
Honorable-mention selections similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 or higher and recorded a "B" time standard or dove at an NCAA regional or zone qualifier.
Clyde is a Scholar All-American from Ann Arbor, Michigan (Huron HS). He graduated from Hope after majoring in biology. He was Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion in the 200-yard individual medley during his senior season as well as the 400 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay.
Smith is a Scholar All-American from Battle Creek, Michigan (Lakeview). He was MIAA champion in the 1,650 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay during his freshman season.
Schaefer is a Scholar All-American from DeWitt, Michigan (St. Johns). She was named the MIAA's Most Valuable Swimmer during her junior season after claiming league titles in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, 200 individual medley, 400 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay. She is majoring in exercise science.
Wilcox is an honorable-mention selection from Grand Rapids, Michigan (Forest Hills Central). He was MIAA champion on both the 1- and 3-meter boards during his sophomore season. He was Hope's first league champion in 1-meter diving. He is majoring in mathematics and physics.