NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced that Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team earned Scholar All-America Team Honors for the fall 2011 term. The Knights posted a 3.29 grade-point average, which ranks 26th in NCAA Division III and tied for 42nd among all collegiate men’s swim programs (NCAA Div. I, II, III and NAIA).
In order for a program to achieve Scholar All-America status, squads must have had a combined team grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0-scale. A total of 70 D-III men’s teams earned this honor. With the Carleton women also securing the award, the Knights are one of only 67 schools across the nation to be tabbed scholar All-America for both genders.
The CSCAA produces the all-academic list twice each year, once for the fall and again for the semester during which the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships are held.
Six men’s programs from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference received this distinction (see chart below).
MIAC Men’s Swim Programs Named CSCAA All-Academic Teams Fall 2011
3.57 – Macalester College
3.29 – Carleton College
3.28 – University of St. Thomas
3.15 – St. Olaf College
3.11 – Saint Mary’s University
3.03 - Gustavus Adolphus College