The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team was recognized by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) for its academic performance and was named to a Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2019 Semester it was announced Tuesday. A record 777 teams, representing 480 institutions, were named to the list. The Blue Devils posted a 3.34 GPA as a team in the spring.
"Coach Ball consistently produces one of our nation's best academic performers," CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart noted.
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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. At 3.45, the median GPA among women's teams was the highest on record.
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. 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.