Swimming & Diving Teams Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors
St. Louis, Mo., February 24, 2011 — The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each earned Fall 2010 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America honors, as announced by the association.
The Washington University women’s swimming & diving program posted a 3.57 grade point average in the Fall 2010 semesters, while the WUSTL men’s team boasted a team GPA of 3.36 this past fall. In order to qualify for CSCAA Scholar All-America honors a team must have a minimum of a 3.00 GPA.
The women’s team’s GPA of 3.57 ranked second among 66 Division III programs honored and fifth among women’s programs at all three NCAA Divisions. The men’s team finished 10th out of 40 qualifying schools in Division III.
The University Athletic Association (UAA) was well represented with all seven schools landing both their men’s and women’s programs on the Scholar All-America list. Washington University’s women’s team had the highest GPA among UAA schools with the men’s team finishing third; Emory University led all conference men’s programs with a 3.52 GPA, which ranked third in Division III.'
The Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will have one final shot to qualify for the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships at next weekend’s Midwest Invitational, hosted Friday-Saturday, Feb. 25-26, in Chicago, Ill.
The official selections for the 2011 NCAA Championships will be posted on Tuesday, March 8, and will be available on www.ncaa.com.