Eastern Michigan Women, Yale Men Top NCAA Div. I Academic All-America Swim Teams

By Phillip Whitten

PHOENIX, April 22. THE women of Eastern Michigan University and the men of Yale University topped the NCAA Division I Team Academic All-America Rankings for the fall 2005-06 term, according to statistics released by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

In all, some 79 Division I women’s teams ands 53 men’s teams met the minimum 2.80 team grade point average requirement. Seventy women’s teams and 31 men’s teams averaged 3.00 or higher.

Women

EMU’s women, coached by Peter Linn, topped all Division I teams with a 3.56 gpa. Manhattan College, coached by Walter Olsewski, was second at 3.53, followed by the University of South Carolina, coached by Don Gibb, at 3.52.

Rounding out the top five were Gardner-Webb University (coached by Michael Simpson), fourth at 3.49 and Washington State University (coached by Erica Quam) and Butler University (coached by Maurice Stewart) tied for fifth at 3.46.

Among the NCAA’s top 10 teams, the following also earned Academic All-America honors: Auburn (3.20), Georgia (3.30), SMU (3.25) and California (3.00).

Men

The men of Yale University, a team that is taking steps to recapture past glory, boasted the top gpa among all men’s Division I teams. Coached by Frank Keefe, the Yalies compiled a 3.42 team gpa. Xavier University, coached by George Rathman, was second at 3.35, while Missouri State, coached by Jack Steck and Randy Horner corralled the #3 spot at 3.26.

Coch Tim Murphy’s Harvard Crimson were fourth at 3.23. Tied for the fifth spot at 3.22 were Ball State University, coached by Bob Thomas, and American University, coached by Mark Davin.

Among the NCAA’s top 10 teams, the following also earned Academic All-America honors: Auburn (2.88), California (3.19), Michigan (2.91) and Georgia (2.97).

The complete list follows.

Division I Men
GPA School Coach
3.42 Yale University Frank Keefe
3.35 Xavier University George Rathman
3.26 Missouri State Univ. Jack Steck/ Randy Horner
3.23 Harvard University Tim Murphy
3.22 Ball State University Bob Thomas
3.22 American University Mark Davin
3.21 Georgetown University Bethany Bower
3.21 University of Alabama Eric McIlquham
3.20 Dartmouth College Jim Wilson
3.19 Ohio Sate University Bill Wadley
3.19 Univ of Calif.,Berkeley Nort Thornton
3.18 Univ of Notre Dame Tim Welsh
3.14 Bucknell University Jerry Foley
3.12 Seton Hall University Ronald Farina
3.12 Boston College Tom Groden
3.11 Valparaiso University Bryan Morrison
3.10 Butler University Maurice Stewart
3.10 Eastern Michigan Unive Peter Linn
3.08 Lafayette College James Daily
3.08 U of Maryland Balt.Cty Chad Craddock
3.07 University of Missouri Brian Hoffer
3.06 Duke University Dan Colella
3.05 George Washington Univ Daniel Rhinehart
3.04 Univ of Wisc, Milwaukee David Clark
3.04 University of Tennessee John Trembley
3.03 Purdue University Dan Ross
3.03 Miami University Peter Lindsay
3.03 Florida State Univ Neil Harper
3.02 Brigham Young Univ Tim Powers
3.00 Univ of Louisville Arthur Albiero
3.00 Davison College Tim Kelly
2.98 Univ of So. Carolina Don Gibb
2.97 University of Georgia Jack Bauerle
2.97 University of Utah Mike Litzinger
2.97 Univ of North Carolina Frank Comfort
2.95 US Naval Academy William Roberts
2.94 Univ of Ill., Chicago Paul V. Moniak
2.93 University of Wyoming O. Thomas Johnson
2.93 Penn State University William Dorenkott
2.92 Clemson University Christopher Ip
2.91 University of Michigan Robert A. Bowman
2.91 Binghamton University Patrice Back
2.90 Evansville University Rickey Perkins
2.90 U of Calif,S. Barbara Gregg Wilson
2.88 South Dakota State Univ Brad Erickson
2.88 Ohio University Greg Werner
2.88 Auburn University David Marsh
2.87 Univ of the Pacific Greg Meehan
2.86 Niagara University Peter Thompson
2.86 Virginia Military Inst William Nicholson
2.85 Texas Christian Univ Richard Sybesma
2.83 US Military Academy John O'Neill
2.81 Rutgers University Chuck Warner

Division I Women
GPA School Coach
3.56 Eastern Michigan Univ Peter Linn
3.53 Manhattan College Walter Olsewski
3.52 Univ of South Carolina Don Gibb
3.49 Gardner-Webb Univ Michael Simpson
3.46 Washington State Univ Erica Quam
3.46 Butler University Maurice Stewart
3.43 Georgetown University Bethany Bower
3.43 Missouri State Univ Jack Steck/ Randy Horner
3.42 Yale University Frank Keefe
3.42 Dartmouth College Joann Brislin
3.37 Penn State University William Dorenkott
3.36 Xavier University George Rathman
3.36 Boston College Tom Groden
3.34 Miami University David Jennings
3.34 Bucknell University Jerry Foley
3.33 Duke University Dan Colella
3.31 University of Alabama Eric McIlquham
3.31 Ball State Laura Seibold-Caudill
3.30 University of Georgia Jack Bauerle
3.30 Lafayette College James Daily
3.30 Evansville University Rickey Perkins
3.30 Brigham Young Univ Stan Crump
3.28 Univ of Louisville Arthur Albiero
3.27 Ohio Sate University Jeanne Pleck
3.27 University of Wyoming O. Thomas Johnson
3.26 Purdue University Cathy Wright-Eger
3.26 University of Kansas Clark Campbell
3.25 Unive of the Pacific Greg Meehan
3.25 Virginia Tech Ned Skinner
3.25 So. Methodist Univ Steve Collins
3.24 University of Missouri Brian Hoffer
3.24 Texas A&M Steve Bultman
3.23 University of Vermont Gerry Cournoyer
3.21 Clemson University Christopher Ip
3.20 Auburn University David Marsh/ Dorsey Tierney-Walker
3.20 Seton Hall University Ronald Farina
3.20 American University Mark Davin
3.19 St Francis Unive of PA Patrick Gallagher
3.19 Univ of Rhode Island Michael Westkott
3.18 University of Iowa Marc Long
3.17 University of Illinois Sue Novitsky
3.16 Central Conn State Univ Bill Ball
3.15 Univ of Miami (FL) Mariusz Podkoscielny
3.15 Univ of Michigan Jim Richardson
3.15 Univ of North Colorado Nancy Hinrichs
3.13 Radford University Bill Beecher
3.12 University of Utah Mike Litzinger
3.11 University of Virginia Mark Bernardino
3.10 Illinois State Univ Steve Paska
3.09 Saint Bonaventure Univ Lance Brennan
3.09 U of Illinois, Chicago Paul V. Moniak
3.09 Niagara University Peter Thompson
3.09 Harvard University Stephanie Wriede Morawski
3.08 Florida State Univ Neil Harper
3.08 LaSalle University Matt Nunnally
3.08 University of San Diego Mike Keeler
3.07 Binghamton University Patrice Back
3.06 U of Maryland Balt Cty Chad Craddock
3.06 George Washington Univ Daniel Rhinehart
3.06 West Virginia Univ Sergio Lopez
3.05 Univ of Pittsburgh Chuck Knoles
3.04 U of Calif at S Barbara Gregg Wilson
3.04 Davison College Tim Kelly
3.04 Ohio University Greg Werner
3.04 IUPUI Jim Shuck
3.03 South Dakota State Univ Brad Erickson
3.01 Univ of Wisc,Milwaukee David Clark
3.00 US Military Academy John O'Neill
3.00 Univ of Cal at Berkeley Teri McKeever
2.97 Rutgers University Chuck Warner
2.96 Texas Christian Univ Richard Sybesma
2.95 UCLA Cyndi Gallagher
2.95 University of No. Texas Mona Nyheim-Canales
2.93 William and Mary McGee Moody
2.92 Univ of Nevada at Reno Mike Shradet
2.92 Univ of North Carolina Frank Comfort
2.90 Connecticut University Bob Goldberg
2.84 Valparaiso University Bryan Morrison

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