Scheck Earns Conference USA All-Academic Honors
Junior Diver Selected To 13-Member Team
IRVING, Texas -- On the morning of the third day of the Conference USA Championships, junior Samantha Scheck was named to the Conference USA All-Academic team. She joins 12 other swimmers and divers on the 2016 Conference USA All-Academic Team.
To be eligible for placement on the team, student-athletes must have achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and serve as a key competitor of their respective teams. This year's 13-member team includes the most selections in Conference USA history, as the team typically consists of six members.
Scheck has earned a 3.94 GPA in kinesiology with an allied health pre-professional track. As a freshman and sophomore, she was awarded the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal with a GPA of 3.75 or better. She also helped the Mean Green earn College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America honors for a 12th straight season and a 3.55 team GPA that ranked 15th nationally among the recipient schools.
On the boards, she holds the team's top score in the one-meter and three-meter competition and is the league's seventh-best performer on the one-meter and ninth-best performer on the three-meter. She recorded season-best scores in the dual meet against TCU, placing second on the one-meter with a career-best score of 263.92 and taking third on the three-meter with a season-best score of 254.10
She also swept the diving events against SMU with first-place finishes in the one-meter (235.72) and three-meter (237.22) competitions, earning diver of the week honors, her first career Conference USA Diver of the Week award. It was her second and third first-place finish of the season, having won first-place overall on the three-mater in the double-dual meet against Incarnate Word and Liberty (247.65).
2016 Conference USA All-Academic Team
- Agi Bucz - Florida Atlantic; Senior; Budapest, Hungary; 3.505 GPA in Accounting
- Rachel Crino - Florida Atlantic; Senior; Denver, Colorado; 3.63 GPA in Psychology
- Kiley Kuether - Florida Altantic; Sophomore; Fridley, Minnesota; 3.788 GPA in Neuroscience
- Valerie Inghels - FIU; Senior; Saleilles, France; 3.89 GPA in Communications Arts
- Lily Kaufmann - FIU; Junior; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; 3.71 GPA in Psychology
- Becca Quesnel - FIU; Sophomore; Burlington, Ontario, Canada; 3.52 GPA in Criminal Justice
- Madi Pulfer - Marshall; Sophomore; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; 3.78 PGA in Criminal Justice
- Alex Black - Marshall; Senior; Palm Bay, Florida; 3.67 GPA in Marketing
- Samantha Scheck - North Texas; Junior; Conroe, Texas; 3.942 GPA in Kinesiology
- Morgan Johnson - ODU; Senior; Meadowview, Virginia; 3.93 GPA in Biology
- Anniina Ala-Seppala - Rice; Junior; Hollola, Finland; 3.75 GPA in Political Science
- Savanna Golson - Rice; Senior; Kingwood, Texas; 3.93 GPA in Kinesiology
- Cora McKenzie - Rice; Senior; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; 3.56 GPA in Kinesiology and Evolutionary Biology