The women's and men's swimming and diving programs from every UAA institution were honored by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as Scholar All-America recipients.
In total, 720 teams, representing 443 institutions achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 Semester.
The Brandeis University Swimming and Diving teams have been honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams for posting a 3.0 GPA or better for the Spring semester. It marks the 10th time under head coach Mike Kotch the Brandeis women have earned the award – and 52nd-straight semester dating back to the Jim Zotz era - and the ninth time in 10 semesters for the men under Kotch.
The Brandeis women compiled a team GPA of 3.32, while the men were at 3.33.
"I'm thrilled that so many of our student-athletes are being recognized for their hard work in and out of the classroom," said Director of Athletics Lynne Dempsey '93. "Representing Brandeis in athletics and doing well in school have never been mutually exclusive and these teams prove that year in and year out."
In addition, rising sophomore Tamir Zitelny was recognized as an Individual Scholar All-American after achieving a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and achieving a qualifying time for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Carnegie Mellon University
The Carnegie Mellon University men's and women's swimming and diving teams were honored by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with a Team Scholar All-America award.
The Team Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The men's team earned a 3.23 for the spring semester and also earned the award following the fall semester in which they recorded a 3.26 team GPA.
The women's team earned a 3.48 for the spring semester and also earned the award following the fall semester in which they recorded a 3.53 team GPA.
Case Western Reserve University
The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's swimming and diving teams were each designated as Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for their academic performance during the 2017 Spring semester, while three members of the CWRU men's swimming and diving team were recognized as Scholar All-Americans or honorable mentions by the CSCAA, based on their athletic and academic performances during the 2016-17 campaign.
The Spartan men finished the spring semester with a team grade point average of 3.61, the fifth highest among the NCAA Division III teams recognized, and the highest mark among University Athletic Association programs. The CWRU women recorded a 3.58 grade point average during the semester, en route to earning the honor.
To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the Spring Semester. 720 swimming and diving teams, representing 443 colleges and universities across all three NCAA Divisions, the NAIA, and the NJCAA, were recognized.
Both the Emory Men’s and Women’s teams were named CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams after recording GPAs higher than 3.0 for the past academic school year. The women posted a collective 3.47 while the men average a 3.46 GPA.
The Eagles finished the 2016-17 season in historic fashion as Emory became just the second institution ever to sweep the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships in the same year, joining Kenyon College as the only two Division III programs to accomplish the feat.
The New York University men's and women's swimming & diving teams, as well as many individuals, earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar (CSCAA) All-America honors.
In order to be selected as CSCAA Scholar All-America teams, each program must have a GPA greater than 3.0 during the spring 2017 semester. The NYU men (3.36 GPA) and NYU women (3.57) both surpassed the threshold by a significant amount.
"Coach Trevor Miele has shown at NYU how you can balance excellence in the classroom and the pool," said CSCAA Executive Director Joel Shinofield. "We are very fortunate to have schools like NYU and people like President (Andrew) Hamilton and Director of Athletics (Christopher) Bledsoe who support these exceptional student-athletes."
Both squads had fantastic years in the pool as well, as the men finished a program-best fifth at the NCAA Division III National Championships, while the women tied their previous program-best with an eighth-place finish.
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago men's and women's swimming & diving teams earned Scholar All-America recognition from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Wednesday. Additionally, 19 Maroons received individual CSCAA Scholar All-American honors.
The CSCAA set a new record-high with 720 Scholar All-America Teams from 443 institutions achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring 2017 academic term.
The Maroon women posted a team GPA of 3.42 and UChicago's men tallied a 3.31 cumulative GPA.
At the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, UChicago placed 11th in the team standings on the men's and women's sides. Seventeen Maroons earned a total of 40 All-American awards over the course of the four-day meet.
University of Rochester
Both the University of Rochester men's and women's swimming and diving teams were recognized on Wednesday as All-America Scholar Team Award by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the spring 2017 semester.
To earn the team award, each team must have a team grade point average for each semester of above 3.0, with both UR squads exceeding that mark with ease. The Yellowjacket men compiled a spring 2017 GPA of 3.51 while the women were at 3.26. Overall, 720 teams from 443 schools made the cut this semester.
Rochester's men were tied for 11th best in Division III. UR also had the second best grade point average among the eight UAA schools who earned recognition.
The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's swimming and diving teams were both named to the 2017 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams.
The women's team posted a 3.52 grade point average during the 2016-17 academic year, while the men's team recorded a 3.43 mark. The Team Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.
"I'm very proud of our team's efforts in the pool and in the classroom," said head coach Brad Shively. "They are student-athletes in the truest sense and tremendous representatives of Washington University and WashU athletics."