Women's Swimming: Team GPA for Spring is Among National Leaders
Jun 25, 2019
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) has listed the Eastern Connecticut State University women's swimming program on its Scholar All-America team for the spring 2019 semester. Qualifiers must have a minimum 3.00 GPA for the semester. Eastern's composited GPA was 3.42.
CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart noted: "Coach Gluz inherhits a program with a bright future."
A record number of teams achieved Scholar All-America status in each NCAA Division with men's teams seeing the biggest gains. The increase can be attributed to the growing number of men's teams. "For three years now, we've seen schools add more men's teams than women's," explained Earhart, "and now we're seeing those new teams produce the caliber of student-athlete we've come to expect in swimming and diving."
At 3.45, the median GPA among women's teams was the highest on record. The men's median (3.23) was down slightly from the Fall semester.
In Division III pair of academic stalwarts topped the list of 134 men's and 185 women's teams. Macalester's women (3.79) edged out MIAC rival Saint Catherine's (3.76). Macalester head coach Kyllian Griffin enthused, "We pride ourselves for challenging our students to be the absolute best they can be in the classroom, the pool and in the community and are proud of their successes in all aspects of their collegiate life." Among men's teams, MIT once again led the way (3.76), just ahead of the Macalester men. The Liberty League, placed the most teams (nine men, none women) onto the honor roll. University Athletic Association and NESCAC followed with sixteen teams each with the UAA achieving 100% recognition.