July 10, 2009
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's and women's swimming and diving squads both were recently honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association as Scholar All-American teams for the spring 2009 semester. The women's team was honored for having a team grade point average of 3.14 while the men's squad posted a 3.00.
"I am very pleased that both our men's and women's teams were named to the Scholar All-American list," says UConn head coach Bob Goldberg. "Academic success is a fundamental part of our program and we emphasize excellence both in the pool and in the classroom."
UConn sophomore Caitlin Gallagher (Lawrence, Kansas) was named to the 2009 Division I Honorable Mention Scholar All-American list. Gallagher was a NCAA "B" cut performer in the 200-yard breaststroke during her freshman season as she swam a 2:15.33 in that event to finish third at the BIG EAST Championships. She earned All-BIG EAST honors in both the 200-yard breaststroke and the 400-yard IM.
"It is a real credit to Caitlin to earn this honor," says Goldberg. "As a freshman, she adjusted to college perfectly as she excelled in both swimming and in the classroom."