LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released the Scholar All-America teams for 2019, with a record 777 collegiate swimming and diving programs, representing 480 institutions earning the honor, including five women's and three men's Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference teams.
Colorado College had both teams earn the honor for the ninth time in a row. The CC women posted a GPA of 3.65 while the men held a 3.50 GPA. Both marks led the way among the SCAC representatives.
For the third consecutive year, both the men’s and women’s squads from Trinity University earned Scholar All-America team recognition. The Trinity men had a 3.11 GPA while the Tiger women held a 3.39 GPA.
Southwestern University’s swimming & diving program rounded out SCAC teams represented by both squads, with the women earning recognition for the 13th consecutive semester, posting a 3.40 GPA. The men also earned the honor after posting a 3.25 GPA.
The University of the Ozarks women posted the second-highest GPA among SCAC teams with a 3.53. The Austin College women were also recognized with a GPA of 3.21.
To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have achieved a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the spring semester.
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.