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Women's Swim & Dive earns Scholar All-America honors

Women's Swim & Dive earns Scholar All-America honors

Colorado Springs, CO – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) has named the Bryant University men's and women's swimming and diving teams to its Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2019 Semester.  A record 480 institutions were named to the list, highlighted by Bryant men's and women's GPAs of 3.3 and 3.36.
 
CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart noted: "Coach Cameron has produced a model that the University can be proud of in every way - academically, athletically and in the community."
 
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.
 
For the first time in program history, over one hundred men's teams earned Scholar All-America honors.  Of the 106 programs earning the honor, Michigan State led the way with a 3.72 GPA.  Spartan Head Coach Matt Gianiodis felt the honor was well-earned.  "The kids have really put together an amazing expectation and culture related to their academics.  Much of the credit has to go to Jeremy Flynn.  He's been with us for seventeen years and doesn't get enough credit.  He's the best academic advisor in the country."  Five conferences - the A-10, Ivy League, Colonial Athletic Association, Mid-American and Big XII - placed every men's team onto the honor roll, while the ACC, placed the most teams on the list with ten.
 
The CSCAA will announce its individual Scholar All-Americans next week.
 
About the CSCAA
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the first organization of college coaches in America – is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.