NORFOLK, Va. – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its 2019 Men's Scholar All-Americans on Tuesday, and Washington and Lee sophomore Patrick Sullivan (Pawleys Island, S.C./Waccamaw) was recognized.
The CSCAA selected a record 1,221 swimmers and divers for its Scholar All-America teams. The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
An economics and politics double-major, Sullivan was the Generals' top swimmer in the freestyle races this season, emerging as the ODAC champion in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle events at the 2019 ODAC Championships. Sullivan also helped the 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay to wins at the ODAC Championships as well.
His efforts at the meet earned him Swimmer of the Meet honors for the first time in his career, as well as an All-ODAC First Team laurel.
Also a VaSID First Team All-State swimmer, Sullivan qualified for the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle races at the 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, and claimed First Team All-America honors after placing fifth in the 200 free (1:38.57). He added 21st-place finishes in the 50 (20.79) and the 100 free (45.12) events.
The Generals earned team Scholar All-America honors from the CSCAA after the team combined to post a 3.56 grade-point average, the eighth highest mark out of 134 qualified Division III schools. Sullivan helped the men's swimming team to its fifth consecutive ODAC championship, and was the only W&L men's swimmer to qualify for the NCAA meet. He earned 14 points across his three events to lead the Generals to a 29th-place finish.