Kitching Named Honorable Mention CSCAA Scholar All-American
First #MGSD Student-Athlete To Earn Honor Since 2012
NORFOLK, Va. - Former North Texas swimmer Claudia Kitching was named Honorable Mention Scholar All-America, as announced Wednesday by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Kitching is one of 1,137 honorable mention selections by the organization, recognizing those that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at an NCAA Regional or Zone Diving qualifier.
The Antibes, France, native posted four "B" time standards in the 200-yard breaststroke this season, including a meet and program record time of 2:12.01 to win the event at the CSCAA National Invitational Championship. The performance ranks as the 76th-fastest time in the event in 2018-19.
Kitching is the eighth student-athlete in program history to garner the honor and the first since the Mean Green placed six swimmers on the honorable mention team in 2012. Emily Floyd was the first to earn the award in 2010.
For the third-straight year, Kitching was named All-Conference USA after helping the 400-yard medley relay to a third-place finish with the fourth-fastest time in school history (1:01.95), and she finished her career with seven of the program's 10 fastest 200-yard breaststroke times.
For the full list of Scholar All-America honorees, click here.