Swimming & Diving Teams Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America

Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos
Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos

St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 29, 2017 –
The Washington University in St. Louis swimming & diving program was honored Monday as both the men's and women's teams earned College Swim Coaches of America Association (CSCAA) Scholar All-America recognition.

The WashU men's grade point average of 3.51 cracked the top-10 GPA's in Division III, ranking seventh overall out of 110 teams to qualify with the minimum 3.00 GPA. The Bears' GPA ranked second among the seven of eight teams from the University Athletic Association (UAA) to make the list.  

The WashU women posted a cumulative GPA of 3.57 which narrowly missed the top-10 list of 164 teams to meet the requirement. The Bears' GPA topped the seven of eight teams honored from the UAA.

Both the men's and women's GPAs are team highs as the Bears have earned Scholar All-America honors four of the past five seasons.

The CSCAA Scholar-All-America honors are presented twice annually to teams who reach the GPA standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Bears will return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 14 – Saturday, Feb. 17 in Atlanta during the UAA Championships. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.