CLEMSON, S.C. – Four members of the Clemson diving team, senior Megan Helwagen, junior Sarah Braun and freshmen Sarah Blank and Caylin Hirapara, have been named CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans for the 2015-16 season. It is the third-straight season that the Tigers have had at least three divers earn the academic honor, and is also the third-consecutive year that Braun has achieved this recognition.
In addition to her three career CSCAA academic honors, Braun, an elementary education major from Beaverton, Ore., is also a two-time member of the All-ACC Academic Diving Team. This is the first career Scholar All-America honor for Helwagen, a native of Mason, Ohio who graduated from Clemson with a degree in accounting in May 2016. Blank (pre-business major, Midland, Texas) and Hirapara (English major, Jacksonville, Fla.) earned the academic recognition in the first year of their collegiate diving careers.
About the Award:To be selected to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, swimmers and divers must have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Honorable Mention selections have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a “B” time standard or competed at their respective qualifying meets.
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