Eight Hope College swimmers and two divers have received All-America honors from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association for the 2020-21 school year.

Freshman Ben Catton, freshman Conor East, sophomore Jack Muller, sophomore Bailey Smith, senior Emma Schaefer, freshman Madeline Tessin, and sophomore Jackson Uyl made their first teams as swimmers, while junior Kamaron Wilcox and freshman Ewan Tiongson are first-team men’s divers. Freshman Jake Peterson is a second-team swimmer.

Due to the cancellation of NCAA Championship meets, the CSCAA selected men’s and women’s All-Americans based on swimming results from intercollegiate competition and video evaluations of diving performances.

Three Hope swimmers are All-Americans in three events: Schaefer, Smith, and Catton.

Schaefer (DeWitt, Michigan / St. Johns) earned All-America honors in the women’s 100- and 200-yard breaststroke and 200 individual medley. The exercise science major was the MIAA’s Most Valuable Swimmer this season after leading the Flying Dutch to a league championship.

Smith (Battle Creek, Michigan / Lakeview) claimed All-American distinction in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, and 1,650 freestyle. The business major set MIAA and Hope records in the 1,650 freestyle this season and also broke a 26-year-old school record in the 500 freestyle.

Catton (Holland, Michigan / Holland Christian) received All-America recognition in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, and the 200 medley relay. He set Hope records in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke (2021).

East (Farmington Hills, Michigan / North Farmington) is an All-American in the 200 butterfly and the 200 medley relay. He set MIAA and Hope records in the 200 butterfly this season.

Muller (Queensland, Australia / Meridian State) and Uyl (DeWitt, Michigan / DeWitt) joined Catton and East on the All-America 200 medley relay.

Tessin (Waxsaw, N.C. / Marvin Ridge) is an All-American in the women’s 50 freestyle.

Peterson (San Antonio, Texas / Churchill) made the All-America Second Team in the 200 butterfly and the 400 individual medley.

In men’s diving, Wilcox (Ada, Michigan / Forest Hills Central) claimed All-America honors on the 3-meter board. The 

Ewan Tiongson (Portage, Michigan / Portage Northern) is an All-American in 1-meter diving.