Men's, Women's Swim & Dive Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Honors
SALT LAKE CITY – The College Swimming and Diving 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 Monday.
"Our student athletes have done a tremendous job in the classroom," head coach Jonas Persson said. "Not only are they fast swimmers and great divers, but most importantly they are fantastic students. My staff and I could not be more proud of them. We have ambitious goals for the next few years to come and this is a great step in the right direction."
The men posted a grade point average of 3.44 during the spring semester while the women recorded a 3.56 grade point average. This marks the 19th straight CSCAA team academic award for the women's team and the men's 18th CSCAA academic award over the last 19 semesters.
The Utes were two of 731 teams in the country to be named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, representing 17,845 student-athletes.
CSCAA Executive Director Samantha Barany had this to say about Utah and newly minted head coach Persson, "Jonas will do a great job leading this program to success. We are thrilled to honor Utah as a Scholar All-America team."
In the Pac-12, Utah was one of five schools that had both its men's and women's teams selected, including Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford and USC.
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.