Tessa Dover (SR, San Luis Obispo) earned her second NCAA Elite 88 Award for having the highest cumulative GPA among the competitors at the NCAA Division III Women's Swimming & Diving Championships.
The ELITE 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships.
Dover is a Psychology/Legal Studies
major at Claremont McKenna College and has yet to receive any grade
other than an A in her seven semesters. Dover was also
awarded the Elite 88 Award last year prior to earning All-American
honors at the Championships with her sixth place finish in the 200
backstroke. She is a three-time SCIAC champion in the event
and holds the CMS and SCIAC records. She has also earned
All-American honors as the leadoff on the 400 Medley Relay in 2010