ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Recent St. Bonaventure graduate Devon McFadden has earned Scholar All-America honors from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA).
The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
A native of Owego, N.Y., McFadden has served as a standout on the Bonnies' women's swimming and diving team for the past four seasons. She graduated in May with a degree in sociology and boasted a spring semester GPA of nearly 3.90.
"Devon has always been the ultimate representative of our program and her legacy is firmly in place at St. Bonaventure," Bonnies head coach Brian Thomas said. "We strive to be a program that produces excellence in the classroom while performing at a national-level and Devon's Scholar All-America award shows that this can be done at St. Bonaventure. Beyond her personal accolades, Devon made a point to lead our underclassmen athletically and academically – specifically providing help to our freshman class as they adjusted to the academic rigors at this level. Within our team, we always preach the importance of servant leadership and believe that this approach leads to individual and team success. Devon is certainly the perfect embodiment of this belief and we're extremely proud of her."
During her time at St. Bonaventure, McFadden set the program records in the 100 and 200 backstroke as well as the 200 IM and is also part of the school relay records in the 200 and 400 free and the 200 and 400 medley relays.
Previously an Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and A-10 Academic All-Conference selection, she helped SBU to a gold medal with a program record in the 400 medley relay at Atlantic 10 Championships in February and also earned three bronze medals in the 200 IM, 200 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay in the conference championships.
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