STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's swimming and diving team has been recognized as a College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American, as announced by the organization on Thursday.
The Huskies earned the accolade after they achieved a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the 2014 fall semester. UConn finished the semester with a GPA of 3.20, as they joined 126 other Division I schools that met the criteria for the award.
"I am most proud of that fact that our women's team has never missed a semester receiving this recognition since 1991," UConn swimming coach Bob Goldberg said. "The credit goes to our swimmers and divers and out academic advisors John Miceli and Lindsay Darcy."
Connecticut enjoyed a successful season in the pool as well this year, finishing second at last month's American Athletic Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Nine Huskies received All-Conference Honors, while UConn finished its dual meet schedule with an overall record of 5-1. Connecticut won each of its final three meets, and divers Taryn Urbanus (Quincy, Mass.) and Alexandra Butera (Havertown, Pa.) both earned Female Diver of the Week honors at the end of the season.
The NCAA Zone Diving Championships take place next week (March 9-11), and the NCAA Swimming Championships get underway later this month (March 19-21).
The CSCAA currently stands as the oldest organization of college coaches in America. Its purpose is to serve and provide leadership for the advancement of swimming at the collegiate level.