Maroon swimming & diving highlights CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams

Maroon swimming & diving highlights CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago men's and women's swimming & diving teams earned Scholar All-America recognition from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Wednesday. Additionally, 19 Maroons received individual CSCAA Scholar All-American honors.

The CSCAA set a new record-high with 720 Scholar All-America Teams from 443 institutions achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring 2017 academic term.

The Maroon women posted a team GPA of 3.42 and UChicago's men tallied a 3.31 cumulative GPA.

At the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, UChicago placed 11th in the team standings on the men's and women's sides. Seventeen Maroons earned a total of 40 All-American awards over the course of the four-day meet.

The CSCAA also selected a record 997 swimmers and divers from 273 colleges and universities for its Scholar All-America team. Honorees achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.

In addition to the first-team picks, 954 students were Honorable Mention Scholar All-America selections. These students have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at a regional or zone qualifying meet.

UChicago's 19 selections were the most in program history, with 12 women also serving as a new all-time high.

UChicago CSCAA Scholar All-Americans