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Women’s and men’s swimming and diving recognized as Scholar All-America teams, Anderson and Tyler named Scholar All-American

CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams
CSCAA Individual Scholar “All-Americans”

FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Mason men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs have been selected as Scholar All-American teams by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

To qualify for recognition, teams had to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 during the spring semester of 2024. The Mason women’s team achieved a grade point average of 3.50 and the men’s team achieved a grade point average of 3.00.

Ali Tyler And Tate Anderson Both were named to the second team as individual athletic scholarship recipients (3.50 GPA and NCAA B-cut).

Tyler won six medals at the 2024 Atlantic 10 Championships, including three individual A-10 championships and three relay medals (1 silver, 2 bronze). She won the A10 title in the 100-yard backstroke for the third consecutive year with an NCAA B time (53.48), captured the A-10 title in the 50-yard freestyle for the third consecutive year (22.78), and won the A-10 championship in the 100-yard freestyle with an NCAA B time (48.84).

Tyler helped the Patriots to silver in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:19.37) and bronze in both the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:31.57) and the 400-yard medley relay (3:39.96).

Tyler, a forensic science student, achieved 24 top-three finishes (most of them on a team), including 13 first places, seven second places, and four third places.

Anderson won five medals at the 2024 Atlantic 10 Championships, including three individual medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) and two relay medals (1 silver, 1 bronze). He won the A-10 title in the 200-yard backstroke (1:44.52), took the silver medal in the 200-yard individual medley (1:46.75), and took bronze in the 200-yard freestyle (1:35.17).

Anderson also helped the Patriots to a silver medal in the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:26.37) and a bronze medal in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:19.66).

Anderson, a public health student, earned 21 top-three finishes during the season (most on the team) with 14 individual firsts, five individual second-place finishes and two individual thirds in the 2023-24 season. He led the team in first-place finishes (14) and points (242.50).

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected 722 teams and 17,162 student-athletes for the Scholar All-America Team for the spring semester of 2024.

To be selected to the First-Team Scholar All-America, student-athletes must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.50 and compete in their respective national championship. Second-team selections also achieved a GPA of 3.50 or higher and met the “B” time standard for the national championship or competed in a diving zone qualifying event.