February 23, 2012

Caltech Swimmers, Divers Rank Among Nation’s Best

PASADENA, Calif. – The Caltech Men's and Women's Swimming/Diving teams earned Team Scholar All-America Awards from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), it was announced this week.

Caltech’s men’s squad ranked as the top team across all NCAA and NAIA four-year schools which encompass over 1200 colleges and universities. The Beaver men combined to tally a 3.60 GPA during the fall 2011 semester. Yale had the next closest mark with a team GPA of 3.59 while Macalester (3.57) was the second best mark among NCAA Division III schools. 

The Caltech women’s team posted the fifth highest team GPA in the nation among all NCAA schools with a combined 3.58 mark during the fall 2011 reporting period. Among all NCAA Division III schools their GPA was the third highest just behind Mills (3.65) and Hope (3.62). The 3.70 GPA of CW Post Long Island took top honors among all schools.

“It’s quite a humbling accomplish. The recognition is a testament to the way the student-athletes support each other both athletically and academically,” head coach Clinton Dodd said. “Caltech does a really good job of supporting the student both in their studies and extracurricular activities. Each individual who help our team earn this honor should be proud.”

The men’s roster features 24 student-athletes while the women’s team has 18 members.

For complete list of teams, please visit the CSCAA website.