Illinois State junior diver Caroline Lecoeur has been placed on the 2020 College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division I All-America team for the 2020 season. The Lyons, France, native is the program’s first All-American since Wenting Zhang was given the honor during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Due to the cancellation of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, the CSCAA Board adjusted the selection criteria for each Division. The 2020 Division I selection criteria included: all relays achieving ‘A” standards, individuals selected to the NCAA Championships and divers entered in uncontested events, which includes the 3-meter diving event, from the Zone C Diving Qualification meet are named an All-American.
“This honor is a great representation of the season Caro had, leading the Redbirds on the boards throughout the season,” diving coach Phil Hoffmann shared. “Having earned the award based on qualification during the entire season, I couldn’t be happier for her, especially with the turbulent turn of events while at the Zone Championships.”
A four-time Missouri Valley Conference Diver of the Week this season, Lecoeur earned her second-career all-conference nod in 2020, after finishing third in the 1-meter diving event (275.45) at the Valley Championships and fifth in the 3-meter event with a score of 267.50. Lecoeur turned in a pair of NCAA Diving Zone qualifying performances at the Purdue Invite in November, posting scores of 301.60 (1-meter) and 293.34 (3-meter).
“We are all so proud of Caro and the season she had,” head coach Caitlin Hamilton added. “All year she led the Redbirds on the boards, and I know she would have represented Illinois State well on the 3-meter had she gotten the chance to compete in the event at NCAA Zones.”