Swimming & Diving Earns Three CSCAA Individual Scholar All-American Honors

RICHMOND, Va. – The Missouri State men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams were selected as part of the spring 2024 Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) among a total of 722 teams across Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA. Three Missouri State swimmers are among the over 2,000 student-athletes who were named 2024 CSCAA Individual Scholar-All Americans. 

The women’s team was recognized with a 3.49 GPA and the men’s team earned its spot with a 3.26 GPA.

Lily DeSpain (Springdale, Ark.) received CSCAA Individual Scholar All-American Honors for the first time, adding to an already stellar year of awards during her senior season. DeSpain won five gold medals at the 2024 Missouri Valley Conference Championships and was named the MVC Swimming Student-Athlete of the Year. She was the recipient of the 2024 Missouri State Most Outstanding Female Athlete Award last month. She was most recently named one of four winners of the 2024 MVC Postgraduate Scholarship Award last week.

Dylan Moffatt (Independence, Iowa) earned an Individual Scholar All-American nod for the fourth consecutive year, cementing him as a regular name on the list in all four years of his swimming career with the Bears. Moffatt was a seven-time Mid-American Conference gold medalist, including four consecutive championships in the 1,650-yard freestyle. He made the MAC All-Academic team each of the last two years.

Jack Grandy (Cincinnati, Ohio) was named an Individual Scholar All-American for the first time. The sophomore had an explosive MAC Championships in March, earning bronze in the 800-yard freestyle relay and securing three top-six finishes in individual events. He made the All-MAC First Team, MAC All-Academic Team and the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team during the 2023-24 season.

All three Bears earned second team Scholar All-American honors for achieving at least a 3.50 GPA for the spring semester and by meeting a “B” time standard or an NCAA qualification score.

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), is the nation’s first organization of college coaches. The mission of the CSCAA is to advance the sport of swimming and diving with coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy, and professional development.
 

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