Friday February 24, 2012Swimming and Diving Squads Awarded CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Honors
Both Gator swimming squads were recently named to the 2012 College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team.
The Scholar All-America Team award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams that have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented to teams that achieve the standard in the fall semester, in addition to the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
“It’s great to have success in the pool, but it’s even better when your swimmers are able to have success out of the pool – in the classroom and community,” said head coach Gregg Troy. “Student comes before athlete, and that is what we emphasize here at Florida.”
“If you can succeed in the classroom – academically – it allows you to succeed in several other avenues in life.”
The women rolled in with a 3.31 cumulative grade point average, while the men averaged a 3.0 in the classroom throughout the fall semester.
To see a full list of all the women’s teams that were honored, please click here. To see all the men’s teams that were honored, please check here.
The CSCAA is the oldest coaches organization in America. In addition, to Scholar All-America Awards, the CSCAA recognizes All-America swimmers and divers at the national championships each year.
The Gators dive into the pool one last time this weekend at the Georgia Last Chance Meet where several swimmers will vie for an automatic qualifying NCAA mark before the national meet in March.
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