Tampa Swimming Earns Academic Recognition

Tampa Swimming Earns Academic Recognition

NORFOLK, Va. - The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has named 710 teams to its Scholar All-America list for the Spring 2018 Semester.  The University of Tampa placed both its men's and women's teams on the list of teams. The teams represent 476 institutions from across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions.

Tampa's men registered a 3.21 GPA, while the women had a 3.36. The CSCAA recognizes teams with the Scholar All-America Award for achieving a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The Sioux Falls women and Adelphi Men led all Division II programs with GPAs of 3.80 and 3.64 respectively.

Among teams with a dozen or more student-athletes, on the women's side Saint Francis (PA) led the nation with a 3.81 GPA.  Grand Canyon University posted a 3.66 for the highest GPA among men's programs with a dozen or more participants.  It is the third time the Antelope men have led Division I  Conn College's women's team (3.77) and Caltech's men (3.63) led Division III programs with twelve or more participants.  

Success in the classroom and pool went hand-in-hand.  On average, twenty-three of the top twenty-five top finishers in each of the NCAA Championships earned the award, with every NCAA title-winning team in all three divisions posting a GPA of 3.17 or higher.  Nine teams finished among the top ten nationally in both team GPA and at their respective national championships.  

These included:

  • Carson-Newman Women NCAA Finish: 9th place / GPA Ranking: 8th
  • Stanford Women - NCAA Division I title and 4th-highest GPA
  • Queens University of Charlotte Women - NCAA Division II title and 4th highest GPA
  • Stanford Men - NCAA Finish: 7th / GPA Ranking: 4th
  • Louisville Women - NCAA Finish: 5th place / GPA Ranking: 7th
  • MIT Men NCAA Finish: 5th  / GPA Ranking: 6th
  • MIT Women NCAA Finish: 6th  / GPA Ranking: 7th
  • Pomona Pitzer Men NCAA Finish: 8th  / GPA Ranking: 4th
  • Pomona Pitzer Women NCAA Finish: 9th  / GPA Ranking: 9th

At the conference level, four leagues were perfect.  The Pac-12, Big XII, UAA and Big East had each men's and women's program selected.  Eight other leagues saw each of their women's programs chosen.  These included the ACC, Atlantic 10, NEWMAC, Ivy League, WAC, American Athletic Conference, Conference-USA, and Southern Athletic Association.

The CSCAA will announce its individual Scholar All-Americans next week.

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