BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University’s Malek Masmoudi earned the men’s swimming program’s first ever All-American selection from the College Swimming & Diving Association of America (CSCAA).
Masmoudi qualified for the Division-II NCAA National Championships in the 1650-free, being tabbed with All-America status in this event. The freshman from Tunisia earns this status in the inaugural season for the men’s swimming program.
Masmoudi was named Freshman of the Year by the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) on March 26. He won the gold in the 1650-free at the SSC Championships, becoming the first-ever medalist for the men’s program.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, the CSCAA Board adjusted the selection criteria for each Division.
This year’s Division II selections were made as follows: In contested events, the top eight finalists are named to the first team while the consolation finalists were named Honorable Mention. In events that were not contested, individual and relay qualifiers selected for the championship are named All-American.
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