July 10, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's and women's swimming and diving teams have both earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America honors as announced by the organization on Thursday.
The Team Scholar All-American Award, presented once after the fall and once after the spring, is given to programs that have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in a semester coinciding with the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The UConn women's swimming and diving team finished this past semester with a team GPA of 3.22, while the men's program ended the spring session with a GPA of 3.02.
"Our men's and women's teams take a great deal of pride in consistently maintaining our teams' GPA well above the 3.0 threshold," UConn swimming coach Bob Goldberg said. "Their accomplishments in and out of the pool continue to impress me, and the term 'student-athlete' really does apply to this group."
A total of 150 Division I women's programs and 71 men's teams were recognized by the CSCAA, the oldest organization of college swimming coaches in America. The UConn women's swimming and diving team opens the regular season this fall with a home meet against Yale, Central Connecticut and Rhode Island (Oct. 18), while both the men's and women's teams are in action a week later when the Huskies travel to Philadelphia to face Villanova on the road. Last season, the men's squad finished with a perfect 6-0 record in dual meets, while the women's program ended the year with a 4-2 record.