NORFOLK, Va. – Colorado State was once again recognized as one of the top academic swimming & diving programs in the nation on Tuesday, being named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) 2015 Spring Scholar All-America Teams.
Twice per year, the CSCAA recognizes college and university teams who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. CSU has been recognized 11 times since 2009. The team’s combined GPA during the fall semester was 3.41, up from 3.03 a year ago.
“I’m proud of this team’s commitment to their coursework,” Head Coach Christopher Woodard said. “More importantly, we love that they embrace learning. They teach us something cool nearly every day.”
Across the board, swimmers and divers nationally have excelled in the classroom. Earlier this summer the NCAA report on the Academic Progress Rate of Division I sports showed that men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams posted the second-highest APR among those sports with 50 or more teams.
During the 2013-14 academic year, 19 members of the swimming & diving team were recognized by the Mountain West for their academic achievements, highlighted by Melissa Bollig, who also earned CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honors. This year’s Academic All-MW teams will be announced in July.
In the pool, CSU posted its second-consecutive winning dual-meet season, and three Rams were recognized by the conference for top-eight finishes at the 2015 Mountain West Swimming & Diving Championships. Both swimmers earned NCAA B-cut times, while diver Ariana Milone set two school records. She was one of four divers to qualify for NCAA Zones.
Swimming news courtesy of Colorado State university Swimming & Diving.