Former College of the Canyons student-athlete Griffin Scott has been named to the 2015-16 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Scholar Athlete Honor Roll.
Scott joins a select list of 18 student-athletes across the state to earn recognition as a member of the Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll award winners are selected for excelling both academically and athletically. Honorees must have participated in two seasons of sport, maintain at least a 3.5 GPA and display strong characteristics of citizenship, while representing the positive outcome of dedication, hard work and service.
"The entire COC swim & dive program could not be more proud of Griffin and we congratulate him on this accomplishment," said COC swim & dive head coach Sean Kakumu. "Griffin represents the very best of this program and is a role model for all COC student-athletes. Though extremely talented, what makes Griffin truly stand out is how hard he works towards his goals. He has always strived for excellence academically and athletically, and this award proves it's possible to achieve both."
In the classroom, Scott maintained a 3.85 transferable GPA while double majoring in communications studies and geography. He earned an associate degree in both subjects while fulfilling all requirements of the COC Honors Program to graduate with magna cum laude honors.
In the pool, Scott became the first Western State Conference (WSC) Male Swimmer of the Year in school history after taking home two individual conference titles and combining with his teammates to help the Cougars take first in two relay events at the 2016 WSC Finals.
His time of 1:54.76 in the 200-yard Individual Medley established a new school record, as did his mark of 50.47 in the 100-yard butterfly.
As a result of his performance, Scott advanced to the CCCAA State Championships in the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly, as well as the 200-yard individual medley. His fifth place finish in the 200-yard butterfly at the state meet also represented a school best mark.
At season's end Scott was named a CCCAA All-American in the 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley. Scott's performances also helped the 400-yard freestyle relay, 800-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay teams earn All-American designations.
As a freshman in 2015, Scott also played on the COC baseball team.
Scott is currently attending UCLA where he is majoring in geography with a minor in geographic systems and competing on the men's rugby club team.