Scholten Earns Scholar All-American Honors From CSCAA

Claremont, Calif. - Senior Max Scholten (Boulder, Colo.) earned Scholar All-America Honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, it was announced this week.

Scholten, who also earned Capital One Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), graduated this spring from Pomona College with a degree in mathematics.

In the pool, he finished his career as one of the most decorated swimmers in program history. He was a six-time All-American, including earning first-team honors in the 100-yard backstroke in 2011, and won the 100 back at the SCIAC Championships for four years in a row.

In addition, he also finished with school records in seven different events - three individual and four relays (both freestyle and medley). He set the school marks in both the 100 and 200 back, and also broke the record in the 200-yard individual medley this season when he swam the event for the first time in two years at the Finis Invitational in December. 

Scholten also barely missed a fourth individual record when he swam a 20.80 in the 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division III championships, just .03 off the Sagehen standard.

As a team, Pomona-Pitzer ranked third nationally in Division III with a 3.56 GPA.

On the women's side, sophomore Alex Lincoln (Palo Alto, Calif.) was an honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American after winning two SCIAC titles in the freestyle.