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College Triathlon Coaches Association Announces 2021 Scholar All-Americans

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The College Triathlon Coaches Association (CTCA) released its list of Scholar All-Americans, recognizing women’s varsity student-athletes and teams that excelled both in the classroom and on the race course during the 2020-2021 season. 

Collegiate varsity teams were recognized on academic performance based on a collective overall GPA of 3.2 or higher for the complete team roster. A total of 26 teams earned the honor across all Division I, Division II and Division III varsity women’s collegiate triathlon programs. Coe College (Cedar, Rapids, Iowa), a DIII program, earned the highest collective GPA across any varsity team at 4.00. 

At the individual level, 129 varsity student athletes earned the Scholar All-American honor. These were awarded to athletes who competed in the 2020-21 Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships (all divisions) and maintained a GPA of 3.5 or better throughout the 2021 spring semester of competition.  

Across all three divisions, Arizona State University (Tempe, Ariz.) had the most Scholar-All Americans, with 12 student athletes receiving the honor.  

The NCAA named triathlon an Emerging Sport for Women in 2014, a designation that gives the sport a 10-year window to demonstrate sustainability at the NCAA level. Currently, thirty-seven colleges and universities across the country currently sponsor the sport at the varsity level; click here to view the full list of programs. 

For more information about varsity women’s collegiate triathlon events and programming, visit

Fall 2020 Scholar All American Team Award: 
Criteria- Team cumulative GPA 3.2 or higher 
Division I All American Teams: 
Arizona State University - 3.88 GPA 
East Tennessee State University - 3.64 GPA 
University of Denver - 3.77 GPA 
University of San Francisco - 3.76 GPA 
Wagner - 3.68 GPA 
Division II All American Teams: 
American International College - 3.60 GPA 
Belmont Abby College - 3.60 GPA 
Black Hills State University - 3.51 GPA 
Colorado Mesa University - 3.43 GPA 
Daemen College - 3.27 GPA 
Davis & Elkins College - 3.35 GPA 
Drury University - 3.57 GPA 
King University - 3.43 GPA 
Lenoir Rhyne University - 3.42 GPA 
Queens University - 3.87 GPA 
St. Thomas Aquinas University - 3.83 GPA 
Division III All American Teams: 
Calvin University - 3.33 GPA 
Central College - 3.45 GPA 
Coe College - 4.00 GPA 
Eastern Mennonite University - 3.54 GPA 
Millikin University - 3.54 GPA 
North Central College - 3.78 GPA 
Northern Vermont University - 3.77 GPA 
Transylvania University - 3.30 GPA 
Trine University - 3.82 GPA 
Spring 2021 Individual Scholar All American Award: 
Criteria- Individual GPA 3.5 or higher Spring 2021 semester 
Division I Individual Scholar All Americans: 
Arizona State University - 12 athletes 
East Tennessee State University - 4 athletes 
University of Denver - 4 athletes 
University of San Francisco - 6 athletes 
University of South Dakota - 4 athletes 
Wagner College - 4 athletes 
Division II Individual Scholar All Americans: 
American International College - 1 athlete 
Black Hills State University - 6 athletes 
Colorado Mesa University - 9 athletes 
Daemen College - 5 athletes 
Davis & Elkins College - 4 athletes 
Drury University - 5 athletes 
King University - 3 athletes 
Lenoir-Rhyne University - 7 athletes 
MSU Billings - 1 athlete 
Queens University - 10 athletes 
St. Thomas Aquinas - 8 athletes 
Division III Individual Scholar All Americans: 
Calvin University - 4 athletes 
Central College - 5 athletes 
Coe College - 2 athletes 
Eastern Mennonite University - 3 athletes 
Millikin University - 5 athletes 
North Central College - 3 athletes 
Northern Vermont University - 1 athlete 
Transylvania University - 4 athletes 
Trine University - 9 athletes 

About the College Triathlon Coaches Association 
The CTCA was founded in 2017 with the objective of promoting collegiate triathlon while also providing guidance through educational, professional, technical and competitive support and opportunities to the organization's membership. The CTCA consists of active members, who are actively coaching triathlon on the NCAA sponsored varsity level, and associate members, who are interested in supporting the objectives and purposes of the CTCA.  

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