LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell's Chris Devlin capped his storied career by being named an Honorable Mention Scholar All-American by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the second-straight season.
To earn this distinction, student-athletes must have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at an NCAA Regional or Zone Diving qualifier.
An Economics major, Devlin was the fourth Bison to earn Academic All-Patriot League laurels all three years he was eligible to be recognized on the 10-man team, joining Louis Behnen, Jack Robinson and Christian Treat. A four-time All-Patriot League First Team selection, he was honored as the top Patriot League Championships point scorer among the Class of 2018 and was twice named the Patriot League Swimmer of the Championship Meet.
Devlin graduated with Bucknell records in the 100 backstroke (47.74), 200 backstroke (1:43.14) and 400 IM (3:49.04). In addition, he was a member of four record-setting relay teams. His six conference titles slots him in a tie for fifth in Bison history; he is also one of only three swimmers to capture at least four Patriot League crowns.
In 2018, a record 1,069 swimmers and divers were selected to the CSCAA Scholar All-America team for achieving a GPA of at least 3.50 and competing at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. An additional 1,137 student-athletes were recognized on the Honorable Mention list.