Caltech Swimming & Diving Among Country's Elite
PASADENA, Calif. – The Caltech Men's and Women's Swimming/Diving teams were both named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team.
The men's team posted a team GPA of 3.65 which ranked them second in the NCAA for the winter semester. The NCAA and NAIA have over 1200 colleges and universities, combined. The men finished the fall semester with a 3.60 GPA which was the best mark in all of NCAA and NAIA athletics. Despite raising their GPA, Principia College (3.76) was able to pass Caltech for top honors.
Individually, Justin Johnson tallied honorable mention academic all-american accolades for earning an NCAA "B" cut mark in diving while carrying a 3.8 GPA.
The Caltech women's team also finished in the top five nationally posting a team GPA of 3.66. They finished the fall semester with a combined team GPA of 3.58, which was good enough to finish fifth in the country. The four schools that finished above Caltech were all Division III competitors: Hope College (3.79), Southwestern University (3.69), Augsburg College (3.68), and Hiram College (3.67).
"It is quite an amazing accomplishment to be at the top of this list for two straight semesters," said head coach Clinton Dodd. "The student-athletes work really hard both academically and athletically and it is amazing to see them win such a prestigious honor."
The men's roster has 24 student-athletes while the women's team features 18 members.
For a complete list of results, please visit the CSCAA website.
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