July 16, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's and women's swimming and diving teams have both been named 2012 Scholar All-American teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The honor is for the 2012 spring semester and all college team with a 3.0 team grade point average of higher is honored.
"The student-athletes in both our men's and women's program are highly motivated to succeed both in the pool and in the classroom," said UConn head coach Bob Goldberg. "One of the great things about our program is that we have a tradition of academic success and there is great support and encouragement among teammates to succeed. Not only does our team practice in the pool, but they also study together and senior members of the team serve a peer mentors for freshman and sophomores. I would also like to acknowledge that work of the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes (CPIA) for its role in the success of our program."
The UConn men's team has an overall GPA of 3.29 for the semester, which was 13th in the country and third among BIG EAST Conference teams. The ranking was the highest in the history of the men's program.
The UConn women's team has an impressive 3.4 GPA, which ranked 39th in the country and third in the BIG EAST.
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