720 Collegiate Teams Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition

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For the first time in the 95-year history of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) more than 700 teams have received Scholar All-America recognition.  In total, 720 teams, representing 443 institutions achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 Semester.

Part of the reason for the increase in award-winning teams is the overall growth of the sport.  The number of men’s and women’s institutions sponsoring swimming and diving is at a ten-year high.  This year’s three first-year programs – Salem International University, University of the Ozarks and McKendree University – posted the first or second highest GPA among their Division.

The Ivy League led Division I men’s programs with Harvard, Dartmouth and Brown taking the top three spots.  Harvard led with a 3.57 GPA.  In Division II Urbana College’s 3.69 edged Salem International by 0.02.  Bridgeport was third with a 3.60.  In Division III the University of the Ozarks tied Vassar College with a 3.71, just ahead of Cal Tech.  SCAD-Savannah (3.63) and the Fashion Institute of Technology (3.84) led all NAIA and NJCAA men’s teams respectively.

Among women’s teams Brown University (3.77) bested Northern Iowa and South Carolina by just 0.06.  In Division II, McKendree University’s four-woman squad posted a perfect 4.00 to lead the way.  Adelphi ranked second in front of LIU Post and Urbana.  Connecticut College’s women posted a 3.73, just 0.01 ahead of Saint Catherine University.  Chatham and Pomona-Pitzer tied for third with 3.67 GPAs.  In the NAIA Tabor College led the way with a 3.61 while the Fashion Institute of Technology earned a 3.34 to lead all Junior Colleges.

About the CSCAA

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving 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.


NCAA DIVISION I

Men’s Teams

3.43    Alabama
3.37    American
3.33    Arizona State
3.05    Army / West Point
3.24    Ball State
3.16    Binghamton University
3.13    Boston College
3.09    Brigham Young
3.53    Brown
3.25    Bryant
3.46    Canisius
3.22    Cincinnati
3.24    Cleveland State
3.17    Colgate
3.10    Columbia
3.29    Connecticut
3.23    Cornell
3.56    Dartmouth
3.45    Davidson
3.30    Denver
3.25    Drexel
3.25    Duke
3.10    East Carolina
3.41    Eastern Illinois
3.13    Eastern Michigan
3.13    Evansville
3.13    Florida
3.01    Florida State
3.30    Fordham
3.07    Gardner-Webb
3.21    George Mason
3.10    George Washington
3.35    Georgetown
3.18    Georgia
3.05    Georgia Tech
3.49    Grand Canyon
3.22    Green Bay
3.57    Harvard
3.13    Hawaii
3.11    Illinois-Chicago
3.24    Incarnate Word
3.20    Indiana
3.26    Iona
3.19    IUPUI
3.25    Kentucky
3.10    La Salle
3.22    Lehigh
3.25    Louisiana State
3.23    Louisville
3.17    Loyola (MD)
3.19    Manhattan
3.34    Marist
3.12    Miami (OH)
3.37    Michigan
3.47    Michigan State
3.14    Minnesota
3.18    Missouri
3.51    Missouri State
3.12    Mount St. Mary’s
3.04    Navy
3.15    NC State
3.11    NJIT
3.07    North Carolina
3.25    Northwestern
3.26    Notre Dame
3.37    Oakland
3.02    Ohio State
3.17    Old Dominion
3.41    Penn
3.02    Penn State
3.30    Princeton
3.18    Providence
3.18    Purdue
3.23    Rider
3.26    Saint Louis
3.43    Seton Hall
3.33    South Carolina
3.06    South Dakota State
3.02    Southern California
3.36    Southern Illinois
3.31    Southern Methodist
3.38    St. Bonaventure
3.46    Stanford
3.12    SUNY Buffalo
3.10    Tennessee
3.07    Texas
3.23    Texas A&M
3.07    Texas Christian
3.06    Towson
3.06    UMBC
3.11    UNLV
3.17    Utah
3.21    Villanova
3.21    Virginia
3.12    Virginia Tech
3.33    William & Mary
3.03    Wright State
3.21    Wyoming
3.23    Xavier
3.46    Yale

Women’s Teams

3.04    Air Force
3.51    Akron
3.46    Alabama
3.65    American
3.50    Arizona
3.65    Arizona State
3.53    Arkansas
3.27    Army / West Point
3.21    Auburn
3.65    Ball State
3.17    Binghamton University
3.66    Boise State
3.42    Boston College
3.69    Bowling Green
3.77    Brown
3.19    Bryant
3.47    Bucknell
3.14    Butler
3.29    California
3.62    Campbell
3.43    Canisius
3.40    Cincinnati
3.26    Clemson
3.20    Cleveland State
3.58    Colgate
3.31    Colorado State
3.51    Columbia
3.43    Connecticut
3.49    Cornell
3.00    CSU Bakersfield
3.50    Dartmouth
3.40    Davidson
3.49    Denver
3.59    Drexel
3.46    Duke
3.57    Duquesne
3.49    East Carolina
3.39    Eastern Illinois
3.54    Eastern Michigan
3.41    Evansville
3.26    Fairfield
3.49    Florida
3.43    Florida Atlantic
3.52    Florida Gulf Coast
3.35    Florida International
3.33    Florida State
3.36    Fordham
3.38    Fresno State
3.61    Gardner-Webb
3.53    George Mason
3.33    George Washington
3.50    Georgetown
3.32    Georgia
3.46    Georgia Southern
3.11    Georgia Tech
3.70    Grand Canyon
3.50    Green Bay
3.65    Harvard
3.41    Hawaii
3.45    Houston
3.51    Idaho
3.46    Illinois
3.51    Illinois State
3.16    Illinois-Chicago
3.41    Incarnate Word
3.46    Indiana
3.15    Indiana State
3.67    Iona
3.29    Iowa
3.53    Iowa State
3.58    IUPUI
3.38    James Madison
3.59    Kansas
3.51    Kentucky
3.24    La Salle
3.35    Lehigh
3.60    Liberty
3.52    Little Rock
3.42    LIU-Brooklyn
3.20    Louisiana State
3.62    Loyola (MD)
3.36    Loyola Marymount
3.32    Manhattan
3.29    Marist
3.63    Marshall
3.22    Massachusetts
3.52    Miami (FL)
3.43    Miami (OH)
3.36    Michigan
3.51    Michigan State
3.41    Minnesota
3.49    Missouri
3.54    Missouri State
3.14    Monmouth (NJ)
3.53    Mount St. Mary’s
3.13    Navy
3.40    NC State
3.61    Nebraska
3.46    Nevada
3.24    New Hampshire
3.55    New Mexico
3.29    New Mexico State
3.28    North Carolina
3.47    North Dakota
3.43    North Texas
3.33    Northeastern
3.32    Northern Arizona
3.71    Northern Iowa
3.53    Northwestern
3.47    Notre Dame
3.56    Oakland
3.48    Ohio
3.55    Ohio State
3.37    Old Dominion
3.30    Oregon State
3.26    Pacific
3.48    Penn
3.40    Penn State
3.12    Pepperdine
3.45    Pittsburgh
3.36    Princeton
3.46    Providence
3.35    Purdue
3.38    Rhode Island
3.54    Rice
3.33    Richmond
3.35    Rider
3.46    Rutgers
3.40    Sacred Heart
3.42    Saint Francis (PA)
3.50    Saint Louis
3.21    San Diego
3.48    San Jose State
3.61    Seattle
3.55    Seton Hall
3.56    Siena
3.71    South Carolina
3.58    South Dakota
3.36    South Dakota State
3.15    Southern California
3.59    Southern Illinois
3.64    Southern Methodist
3.57    St. Bonaventure
3.63    Stanford
3.53    SUNY Buffalo
3.38    Tennessee
3.43    Texas
3.42    Texas A&M
3.38    Texas Christian
3.38    Toledo
3.39    Towson
3.33    Tulane
3.18    UC Santa Barbara
3.28    UC-Davis
3.38    UCLA
3.41    UNC Asheville
3.27    UNLV
3.28    Utah
3.43    Vanderbilt
3.23    Vermont
3.45    Villanova
3.46    Virginia
3.53    Virginia Tech
3.38    Wagner
3.33    Washington State
3.41    West Virginia
3.60    William & Mary
3.45    Wisconsin
3.57    Wright State
3.29    Wyoming
3.39    Xavier
3.59    Yale
3.47    Youngstown State

NCAA DIVISION II

Men’s Teams

3.35 – Adelphi
3.10 – Ashland
3.35 – Bentley
3.60 – Bridgeport
3.29 – Cal Baptist
3.41 – Carson-Newman
3.00 – Clarion
3.08 – Colorado Mesa
3.12 – Concordia-Irvine
3.29 – Davis & Elkins
3.33 – Delta State
3.01 – Drury
3.00 – Emmanuel
3.15 – Findlay
3.35 – Florida Southern
3.41 – Florida Tech
3.15 – Fresno Pacific
3.31 – Gannon
3.11 – Grand Valley
3.02 – Indiana (PA)
3.57 – Indianapolis
3.16 – Le Moyne
3.36 – Lewis
3.42 – Limestone
3.11 – Lindenwood
3.07 – McKendree
3.27 – Mines
3.23 – Missouri S&T
3.31 – Northern Michigan
3.33 – Nova Southeastern
3.25 – Pace
3.27 – Queens (NC)
3.43 – Rollins
3.08 – Saint Leo
3.24 – Saint Michael’s
3.08 – Saint Rose
3.67 – Salem International
3.05 – Shippensburg
3.10 – St. Cloud State
3.07 – Tampa
3.19 – Truman State
3.69 – Urbana
3.02 – West Chester
3.51 – West Virginia Wesleyan
3.15 – William Jewell
3.36 – Wingate

Women’s Teams

3.80 – Adelphi
3.22 – Alaska-Fairbanks
3.41 – Ashland
3.15 – Assumption
3.13 – Augustana (SD)
3.51 – Bentley
3.53 – Bridgeport
3.20 – Cal Baptist
3.21 – Cal State East Bay
3.52 – Cal U – PA
3.50 – Carson-Newman
3.46 – Clarion
3.16 – Colorado Mesa
3.41 – Concordia-Irvine
3.30 – Converse
3.63 – Davis & Elkins
3.33 – Delta State
3.20 – Drury
3.65 – East Stroudsburg
3.37 – Edinboro
3.50 – Emmanuel
3.34 – Fairmont State
3.55 – Findlay
3.52 – Florida Southern
3.41 – Florida Tech
3.35 – Fresno Pacific
3.56 – Gannon
3.25 – Grand Valley
3.40 – Henderson State
3.14 – Hillsdale
3.42 – Indiana (PA)
3.44 – Indianapolis
3.16 – Kutztown
3.56 – Le Moyne
3.38 – Lenoir-Rhyne
3.29 – Lewis
3.27 – Limestone
3.68 – Lindenwood
3.68 – LIU Post
3.45 – Lock Haven
3.60 – Lynn
3.50 – Mary
3.30 – Maryville
4.00 – McKendree
3.05 – Millersville
3.31 – Mines
3.53 – Minnesota State
3.33 – Minnesota-Moorhead
3.41 – Nebraska at Kearney
3.23 – Northern Michigan
3.66 – Northern State
3.38 – Nova Southeastern
3.41 – Oklahoma Baptist
3.53 – Pace
3.50 – Queens (NC)
3.52 – Rollins
3.24 – Saginaw Valley State
3.51 – Saint Leo
3.43 – Saint Michael’s
3.40 – Saint Rose
3.67 – Salem International
3.28 – Shippensburg
3.15 – Simon Fraser
3.46 – Sioux Falls
3.23 – Southern Connecticut
3.54 – St. Cloud State
3.25 – Tampa
3.46 – Truman State
3.02 – UC San Diego
3.68 – Urbana
3.49 – West Chester
3.47 – West Florida
3.50 – West Virginia Wesleyan
3.57 – William Jewell
3.49 – Wingate

NCAA DIVISION III

Men’s Teams

3.17 – Albion
3.21 – Alfred
3.25 – Alfred State
3.46 – Amherst
3.17 – Arcadia
3.37 – Babson
3.28 – Bard
3.28 – Bates
3.08 – Beloit
3.07 – Berry
3.36 – Bowdoin
3.33 – Brandeis
3.06 – Bridgewater State
3.17 – Cabrini
3.67 – Cal Tech
3.36 – Calvin
3.41 – Carleton
3.23 – Carnegie Mellon
3.15 – Carthage
3.61 – Case Western Reserve
3.30 – Catholic
3.17 – Chapman
3.31 – Chicago
3.35 – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
3.18 – Clark
3.19 – Coast Guard
3.39 – Colby
3.52 – Colorado College
3.47 – Conn College
3.23 – Denison
3.23 – DePauw
3.30 – Dickinson
3.14 – Drew
3.53 – Elms
3.46 – Emory
3.03 – Franklin
3.26 – Franklin & Marshall
3.04 – Gettysburg
3.50 – Grinnell
3.08 – Grove City
3.24 – Gustavus
3.30 – Hamilton
3.15 – Hartwick
3.33 – Hendrix
3.24 – Hood
3.10 – Hope
3.09 – Illinois Tech
3.28 – Illinois Wesleyan
3.16 – Ithaca
3.54 – Johns Hopkins
3.46 – Kalamazoo
3.05 – Keene State
3.45 – Kenyon
3.30 – King’s  (PA)
3.49 – Knox
3.26 – Lake Forest
3.11 – Lawrence
3.21 – Lewis & Clark
3.20 – Luther
3.44 – Macalester
3.00 – Marywood
3.44 – McDaniel
3.03 – Merchant Marine Academy
3.12 – Messiah
3.45 – MIT
3.02 – Montclair State
3.25 – Mount Union
3.35 – Nazareth
3.44 – Nebraska Wesleyan
3.10 – Norwich
3.36 – NYU
3.34 – Oberlin
3.33 – Occidental
3.02 – Ohio Northern
3.38 – Olivet
3.71 – Ozarks
3.06 – Pacific Lutheran
3.19 – Penn State-Behrend
3.63 – Pomona-Pitzer
3.58 – Principia
3.14 – Puget Sound
3.08 – Randolph-Macon
3.02 – Redlands
3.35 – Regis
3.34 – Rhodes
3.51 – Rochester
3.14 – Roger Williams
3.16 – Rose-Hulman
3.04 – Rowan
3.14 – RPI
3.18 – Saint Vincent
3.25 – Sarah Lawrence
3.18 – Scranton
3.10 – Sewanee
3.27 – Simpson
3.08 – Skidmore
3.21 – Southwestern
3.51 – Springfield
3.11 – St. Lawrence
3.41 – St. Mary’s (MD)
3.13 – St. Olaf
3.23 – St. Thomas
3.24 – SUNY Geneseo
3.24 – SUNY Oneonta
3.51 – Swarthmore
3.01 – TCNJ
3.32 – Transylvania
3.21 – Trinity (CT)
3.06 – Trinity U
3.39 – Tufts
3.16 – Union (NY)
3.20 – Ursinus
3.71 – Vassar
3.30 – Wabash
3.21 – Washington & Jefferson
3.24 – Washington & Lee
3.43 – Washington University (MO)
3.40 – Wesleyan
3.17 – Wheaton (IL)
3.17 – Wheaton (MA)
3.47 – Whitman
3.23 – Whitworth
3.20 – Wilkes
3.16 – Willamette
3.56 – Williams
3.03 – Wittenberg
3.29 – Wooster

Women’s Teams

3.43 – Albion
3.08 – Albright
3.23 – Alfred
3.14 – Alfred State
3.04 – Allegheny
3.36 – Amherst
3.40 – Anderson University
3.55 – Arcadia
3.50 – Augustana
3.38 – Austin College
3.34 – Babson
3.42 – Bard
3.37 – Bates
3.36 – Beloit
3.52 – Berry
3.50 – Birmingham Southern
3.53 – Bowdoin
3.32 – Brandeis
3.14 – Bridgewater
3.18 – Bridgewater State
3.44 – Buffalo State
3.18 – Cabrini
3.03 – Cal Tech
3.51 – Calvin
3.55 – Carleton
3.48 – Carnegie Mellon
3.48 – Carthage
3.58 – Case Western Reserve
3.40 – Catholic
3.35 – Chapman
3.67 – Chatham
3.42 – Chicago
3.43 – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
3.28 – Clark
3.29 – Coast Guard
3.58 – Colby
3.62 – Colorado College
3.78 – Conn College
3.40 – Denison
3.35 – DePauw
3.35 – Dickinson
3.50 – Drew
3.05 – Eastern Connecticut State
3.57 – Elms
3.47 – Emory
3.57 – Emory & Henry
3.43 – Franklin
3.30 – Franklin & Marshall
3.14 – Frostburg State
3.40 – Gettysburg
3.23 – Goucher
3.54 – Grinnell
3.33 – Grove City
3.33 – Gustavus
3.51 – Hamilton
3.19 – Hartwick
3.34 – Hendrix
3.34 – Hollins
3.44 – Hood
3.46 – Hope
3.45 – Illinois Tech
3.35 – Illinois Wesleyan
3.66 – Ithaca
3.24 – John Carroll
3.56 – Johns Hopkins
3.41 – Kalamazoo
3.32 – Keene State
3.49 – Kenyon
3.32 – King’s  (PA)
3.55 – Knox
3.40 – Lake Forest
3.63 – Lawrence
3.49 – Lewis & Clark
3.34 – Luther
3.35 – Lycoming
3.61 – Macalester
3.48 – Mary Washington
3.31 – Marywood
3.54 – McDaniel
3.00 – Merchant Marine Academy
3.59 – Messiah
3.32 – Mills
3.23 – Minnesota-Morris
3.64 – MIT
3.46 – Montclair State
3.73 – Mount Holyoke
3.60 – Mount Union
3.28 – Nazareth
3.56 – Nebraska Wesleyan
3.39 – New England
3.32 – Norwich
3.57 – NYU
3.56 – Oberlin
3.60 – Occidental
3.26 – Ohio Northern
3.35 – Olivet
3.16 – Ozarks
3.59 – Pacific Lutheran
3.07 – Penn State-Behrend
3.05 – Pittsburgh-Bradford
3.67 – Pomona-Pitzer
3.35 – Principia
3.26 – Puget Sound
3.09 – Randolph-Macon
3.30 – Redlands
3.41 – Regis
3.41 – Rhodes
3.45 – Ripon
3.26 – Rochester
3.26 – Roger Williams
3.28 – Rose-Hulman
3.65 – RPI
3.34 – Saint Benedict
3.11 – Saint Joseph [CT]
3.54 – Saint Vincent
3.45 – Salisbury
3.58 – Sarah Lawrence
3.56 – Scranton
3.20 – Sewanee
3.66 – Simmons
3.30 – Simpson
3.39 – Skidmore
3.59 – Smith
3.33 – Southwestern
3.59 – Springfield
3.72 – St. Catherine University
3.33 – St. Joseph’s Long Island
3.41 – St. Lawrence
3.65 – St. Mary’s (MD)
3.32 – St. Olaf
3.56 – St. Thomas
3.25 – Staten Island
3.05 – SUNY Cortland
3.31 – SUNY Fredonia
3.32 – SUNY Geneseo
3.32 – SUNY Oneonta
3.17 – SUNY Oswego
3.47 – Susquehanna
3.33 – Swarthmore
3.32 – Sweet Briar
3.56 – TCNJ
3.66 – Transylvania
3.46 – Trinity (CT)
3.28 – Trinity U
3.56 – Tufts
3.30 – UMass Dartmouth
3.36 – Union (NY)
3.24 – Ursinus
3.25 – UW-Whitewater
3.63 – Vassar
3.50 – Washington & Jefferson
3.39 – Washington & Lee
3.43 – Washington College (MD)
3.52 – Washington University (MO)
3.40 – Wellesley
3.59 – Wesleyan
3.17 – Western Connecticut
3.35 – Western New England
3.33 – Westfield State
3.32 – Westminster
3.56 – Wheaton (IL)
3.35 – Wheaton (MA)
3.58 – Whitman
3.51 – Whittier
3.36 – Whitworth
3.48 – Widener
3.10 – Wilkes
3.40 – Willamette
3.31 – William Paterson
3.57 – Williams
3.28 – Wittenberg
3.33 – Wooster
3.39 – York (PA)

NAIA

Men

3.23 – Asbury
3.25 – Biola
3.19 – Cumberlands
3.41 – Lindsey Wilson
3.24 – Morningside
3.20 – Olivet Nazarene
3.63 – SCAD-Savannah
3.20 – Union (KY)
3.19 – Wayland Baptist

Women

3.51 – Asbury
3.26 – Biola
3.35 – Brenau
3.27 – Columbia College
3.43 – Cumberlands
3.41 – Lindsey Wilson
3.44 – Morningside
3.58 – Olivet Nazarene
3.45 – SCAD-Savannah
3.61 – Tabor
3.50 – Union (KY)
3.27 – Wayland Baptist

JUNIOR COLLEGE

Men

3.84 – Fashion Institute of Technology
3.33 – Indian River

Women

3.34 – Fashion Institute of Technology
3.33 – Indian River
3.06 – Southwestern Oregon

Press release courtesy of CSCAA

9 comments

  1. Rick Stanfield

    Let’s hear it for Gardner Webb’s Men and Women!!!

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    William Jewell teams…so proud of you!

  3. Julie Unruh

    WAY to go William Jewell College women and men’s team!!

  4. Matt Seadog

    If so many got it, why is it so special ?? Sounds like the same as every high school kid taking “AP”