MSU women raise team GPA to 3.26; men 43rd out of 71 Division I men's teams on the list
July 23, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. – The Missouri State swimming & diving program continues to develop its student-athletes into well-rounded individuals, both in the pool and the classroom. Recently, the Bears were named to College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s (CSCAA) Scholar All-America team honors list for the 2012 spring semester.
“When we talk about setting goals for the year, we not only set athletic goals, but we also set the bar high for our academics,” head coach Dave Collins said. “It has become a tradition that both our men’s and women’s teams receive this honor and it is something that we definitely take pride in.”
The Team Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimming & diving teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
The MSU women raised their team GPA (3.26) a few notches from the Fall, where they ranked 97th among 143 Division I women’s programs to qualify for the award. On a much more exclusive list, the MSU men combined for a 3.13 GPA and were 43rd out of 71 Division I men’s teams.
“The award says a lot about the culture here,” Collins added. “Not just around the pool deck, but in the classroom and in the achievement center. With all of the support and resources available to the student-athletes, it is such a wonderful academic program we have at Missouri State.”
In addition to the Scholar All-America awards, the CSCAA, which is the oldest coaches organization in America, recognizes All-American swimmers and divers at the National Championships every year.
To view the complete CSCAA Scholar All-America honors lists, click here.