Laker Women Swimmers Lead NJCAA in Team GPA

Laker Women Swimmers Lead NJCAA in Team GPA

June 25 2019 – Colorado Springs, CO – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) has named the Iowa Lakes Community College women's swimming team to its Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2019 Semester. A record 480 institutions were named to the list.

CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart noted: "Coach Peters has brought his history of success to ILCC as evidenced by this past semester."

A record number of teams achieved Scholar All-America status in each NCAA Division with men's teams seeing the biggest gains. The increase can be attributed to the growing number of men's teams. "For three years now, we've seen schools add more men's teams than women's," explained CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart, "and now we're seeing those new teams produce the caliber of student-athlete we've come to expect in swimming and diving."

At 3.45, the median GPA among women's teams was the highest on record. The men's median (3.23) was down slightly from the Fall semester.

Iowa Lakes Community College led all women's NJCAA teams with a 3.46 while Barton County Community College led men's NJCAA programs with a 3.21.Eighteen teams (eleven men's, seventeen women's) were recognized in the NAIA. Among programs with twelve or more athletes, Morningside College's led the way with a 3.61. "Our pursuit of academic excellence is just as important as our quest for success in the pool" added Head Coach Brian Farris." It is just as rewarding to me to see them achieve this accomplishment for what they do in class as what they do for me in the pool." Union College of Kentucky led the men's list with a 3.36. Lindsey Wilson's men (3.48) and the women of Saint Mary's University and Soka University (3.71 each) earned the highest GPAs among smaller teams.

The CSCAA will announce its individual Scholar All-Americans next week.

About the CSCAA
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the first 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.