February 23, 2011

Spartan Swimming & Diving Teams Rank High in Scholar All-American Team Lists

CHICAGO, Ill. – After a superlative performance at the University Athletic Association Championships last weekend, the accolades continue to roll in for the Case Western Reserve University Swimming & Diving program. Both the men's and women's squads are ranked in the top-20 on the annual College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team lists.

Last weekend at the UAA Championships, the Spartan men and women combined to break 10 school records and post 12 NCAA Provisional qualifying marks at the four-day meet. In addition, first-year head coach Doug Milliken and assistant Emily Wylam were named the UAA Men's Coaching Staff of the Year.

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 Division III, the men's team posted the 16th-highest team grade point average (3.27) in the nation, while the women's squad ranked 19th overall (3.37).

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.