Spartan Men Land a Spot on CSCAA Scholar All-American Team List
CHICAGO, Ill. – After a school-record tying finish at the University Athletic Association Championship this past weekend, the accolades continue to roll in for the Case Western Reserve University Men's Swimming & Diving program. For the second-consecutive year, the No. 14 nationally-ranked Spartans have been named to the annual College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team list.
Last weekend, the Spartan men matched the best finish in program history with a third-place performance at the UAA Championship. In addition, second-year Head Coach Doug Milliken and assistant Emily Wylam were named the conference's Men's Coaching Staff of the Year for the second-straight winter.
While their accomplishments in the pool have been more than noteworthy, the Spartans are also getting it done in the classroom.
According to the CSCAA compiled report for NCAA Division III, the men's team posted a team grade point average of 3.07 for the fall semester.
Earlier this winter, the squad produced nine Academic All-UAA selections -- students of sophomore of higher status with a minimum GPA of 3.3.
The Team Scholar All-American award is presented to college and university swimming & diving teams that have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The distinction is presented annually to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester, and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).
The CSCAA is the oldest coaches' organization in America. In addition to Scholar All-American Awards, the CSCAA recognizes All-American Swimmers and Divers at the NCAA National Championships each year.