SCAC Has 10 Swimming & Diving Programs Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

SCAC Has 10 Swimming & Diving Programs Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released the Scholar All-America teams for the fall 2016 semester and a total of 10 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference men's and women's swimming & diving teams earned the honor.

This fall, a record 638 teams, representing 394 institutions have been named College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams. The awards are in recognition of teams' that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2016 Fall Semester. Ninety-one additional teams and thirty-six more institutions achieved the honor compared to a year ago.

Among SCAC institutions, Austin College, Colorado College, McMurry University, Southwestern University and Trinity University each earned the honor on both the men's and women's side.

The Colorado College men's team - after posting the top GPA among all Division III men's swimming & diving teams a year ago - recorded a 3.53 this fall and placed third among all D3 institutions.

The complete listing, along with team GPA, for each SCAC team that received recognition is below: 

SCAC Men's Teams:
3.53 - Colorado College - Anne Goodman James
3.22 - Austin College - Bob Filander
3.22 - Southwestern University - Jon Duncan
3.18 - Trinity University - John Ryan
3.04 - McMurry University - Bev Ball

SCAC Women's Teams:
3.38 - Trinity University - John Ryan
3.37 - Colorado College - Anne Goodman James
3.30 - Austin College - Bob Filander
3.26 - Southwestern University - Jon Duncan
3.03 - McMurry University - Bev Ball

Founded in 1922, the CSCAA is the nation's oldest professional organization of college coaches. Its mission is to serve and provide leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the collegiate level.