COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Catholic University men's and women's swimming teams have been awarded spots on the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) list of Scholar All-America Teams for another semester of strong academic achievement.
The CSCAA award recognizes teams at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels along with NAIA and NJCAA programs that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2018 Fall Semester. Head coach Paul Waas' team has now earned Scholar All-American team honors for 21 consecutive semesters.
After the fall semester, the Catholic men's team topped the Landmark Conference with the highest men's swimming GPA in the league (3.28). The Cardinals are among 118 NCAA DIII men's programs to receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Team honors this fall.
The Catholic women's squad boasted a 3.36 GPA as one of 171 DIII women's teams to receive this fall's Scholar All-America Team award.
"We take great pride in the continued success of our swimmers and divers in the classroom," Waas said. "The Scholar All-American team honor is a goal we set at the beginning of our season and continue to achieve each semester."
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 & diving at the collegiate level.
Catholic competes next in a local road meet against Division I Howard. The Cardinals take on Howard at 1 p.m., on Saturday, January 26.