Western Connecticut’s Swimming & Diving Team Highlights CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams

Western Connecticut’s Swimming & Diving Team Highlights CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams

official release from Greg Harhart - CSCAA Publicist 

Norfolk, VA – June 21, 2017 – 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.  Included among the teams was Western Connecticut State University's Swimming & Diving Team.

CSCAA Executive Director Joel Shinofield cited Western Connecticut's success, noting:  "Coach Jill Cook has done an exceptional job at Western Connecticut ."  He added, "We are very fortunate to have schools like Western Connecticut and people like President Dr. John Clark and Director of Athletics Lori Mazza who support these exceptional student-athletes."

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.

Division III Scholar All-America Teams

Women's Teams (in alphabetical order)

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

3.63      Davis & Elkins

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)