Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Academic Awards

Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Academic Awards

Norfolk, Va. (January 30) - The MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams, ranked No. 4 and No. 8, respectively, in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III national polls, have both earned the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Award as the association announced its selections yesterday morning.

The men's team posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.70 and the women's team registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.66. The men's mark of 3.70 was the second-highest among men's teams in Division III, while the women tied for third among women's teams in Division III. The men also broke a new record with the highest team grade point average in program history, while women put together the second-highest GPA in their team's history. 

MIT was one of 430 schools and a record 688 teams to have been selected for the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Award this year. The award recognizes teams which have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher during the 2017 fall semester.

Additionally, all ten women's programs in the NEWMAC earned the award, while five men's teams in the conference did the same as MIT led the league in their GPA's on both sides this season.

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest 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 and diving at the collegiate level.

MIT welcomes Amherst College on Saturday, February 3 at 1:00 p.m. for the Engineers' final dual meet of the season. Prior to the start of the meet, MIT will honor its eight graduating seniors, who represent the Class of 2018.