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Knights Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition

January 29, 2018 at 11:20 am
Carleton swimming and diving
Carleton swimming and diving

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs were both designated as Scholar All-America squads by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The award is presented twice a year, once in recognition of the fall term, and the second time for the winter and spring semester. This is the 25th consecutive year that the Knights swimmers have secured Scholar All-American honors.

In order to earn the Scholar All-America award, the entire swimming and diving program must have combined for a team grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. The Carleton men’s team posted a cumulative 3.36 GPA for the fall 2017 term. This was the 29th highest mark amongst all of the NCAA Division III men’s teams, and placed them in the top 30 percent for Scholar All-American Schools. The Carleton women’s team also excelled in the classroom fall term, finishing with a team GPA of 3.52, good for a spot in the top 25 percent amongst the other DIII All-American programs.

                  For the second consecutive year the Knights are joined by four other MIAC schools, Gustavus Adolphus College, Macalester College, St. Olaf College, and University of St. Thomas, in having both their men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs honored by the CSCAA. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished with the third highest GPA’s amongst MIAC schools.

                  The Knights will compete in the Gustavus Challenge this upcoming Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, to finish up their regular season. The Knights will also race in the MIAC Championships from Feb. 15-17 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.