Bears Swimming & Diving Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors
March 10, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. - The Missouri State men's and women's swimming & diving teams earned Fall Scholar All-America Team recognition from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, the organization announced last week.
The Bears recorded the eighth-highest team grade-point average of the men's teams honored at 3.35, while the women were 35th overall at 3.4. In all, 146 women's teams and 68 men's earned the distinction.
To be eligible for the honor, teams must achieve a grade-point average of 3.0 or better.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America is the oldest professional organization of college coaches in the United States. The CSCAA is dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the collegiate level.
Missouri State swept its conference championships for the first time since the 2008 season with the women winning their 11th overall and seventh consecutive Missouri Valley Conference crown on Feb. 15 in Carbondale, Ill., and the men's team winning its first Mid-American Conference title Saturday in Buffalo, N.Y.