The Sacred Heart University women's swimming and diving teams have earned Scholar All-America distinction from the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America for the Fall 2016 semester. The Pioneers combined for a 3.44 team GPA, tied for 42nd nationally and above the national average of 3.336.
The CSCAA announced Wednesday that a record 638 teams representing 394 institutions across NCAA Divisions I, II, and III as well as the NAIA and NJCAA received the honor. To be a Scholar All-America Team a squad must own a collective grade point average of 3.0 or above for the semester.
The swimming and diving team is one of 18 SHU Athletic programs that surpassed a 3.4 team GPA during the Fall 2016 season. SHU student-athletes combined for a department wide 3.33 GPA, with 80 percent of the department's 811 student-athletes posting a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The Pioneers are 7-1 on the season and are in action twice this weekend, travelling to Monmouth on Friday before hosting CCSU on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest 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.