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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) has announced the Scholar All-America teams for the Spring 2019 Semester. A record 480 institutions were named to the list, which included the Whittier College Women's Swimming & Diving team.
CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart also recognized Whittier College Head Coach Michael Jafari who stated that "Coach Jafari has revitalized the program in and out of the pool." The Purple & Gold finished the semester with a 3.09 GPA and have now been recognized for the ninth straight year.
A record number of teams achieved Scholar All-America status in each NCAA Division with men's teams seeing the biggest gains. The increase can be attributed to the growing number of men's teams. "For three years now, we've seen schools add more men's teams than women's," explained Earhart, "and now we're seeing those new teams produce the caliber of student-athlete we've come to expect in swimming and diving."
At 3.45, the median GPA among women's teams was the highest on record. The men's median (3.23) was down slightly from the Fall semester.
The CSCAA will announce its individual Scholar All-Americans next week.
About the CSCAA
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the first organization of college coaches in America – is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.