Two Roanoke College athletes have been named Scholar All-Americans, Jason Sarro of the lacrosse team and Connor Kinkema of the swim team.
Sarro, a senior, was named a 2020 USILA/Warrior and New Balance Division III Scholar All-American after a season, shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, that saw the senior score 18 goals and hand out 17 assists in just six games. To be considered for the Scholar All-American team, the student-athlete must be not only a standout on the field but carry at least a cumulative grade point average in excess of 3.0.
The attackman from Baltimore was named to the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-ODAC 1st team, an honor that Jason earned each of his first three seasons in a Maroon uniform
Kinkema, a sophomore, receives the honor after a season that saw the, second-year, swimmer set school and conference records while receiving a ‘B’ cut to the NCAA DIII Swim Championships after an ODAC record setting time of 2:02.09 in the 200 Breaststroke at the 2020 ODAC Swim Championships.
The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) named 1,479 swimmers and divers to Scholar All-American Team for the 2019-20 season. The award recognizes students who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championship. Selections were drawn from 209 colleges and universities and Kinkema was one of only two ODAC swimmers to earn Scholar All-American.