Both Men's, Women's Swim & Dive Teams Named CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
RICHMOND, Va. – The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has announced the selection of both the Utah men's and women's swimming & diving teams as a Scholar All-America Team on Tuesday.
"I'm very happy our teams were once again granted Scholar All-America status for the fall semester," head coach Joe Dykstra said. "It is a testament to the great work of the student-athletes in the classroom and of our unbelievable academic support staff."
The men posted a grade point average of 3.24 during the fall semester while the women recorded a 3.44 grade point average. This marks the 18th straight CSCAA team academic award for the women's team and the men's 17th CSCAA academic award over the last 18 semesters.
The Utes were two of 728 teams in the country to be named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, representing more than 18,000 student-athletes.
Greg Earhart, CSCAA Executive Director highlighted Utah's achievements noting, "Coach Dykstra continues, year-in, year-out to do great things. These 90 men and women are some of the best ambassadors that Utah and the Pac-12 could ask for."
Teams with a GPA of 3.30 or higher will now become eligible for the Intercollegiate Coach Association Coalition All-Sport Academic Standings.
In the Pac-12, Utah was one of five schools that had both its men's and women's teams selected, including California, Stanford, USC and ASU.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), is the nation's first organization of college coaches. The mission of the CSCAA is to advance the sport of swimming and diving with coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy, and professional development.