Norfolk, Va. - January 30, 2018 - The Springfield College men's and women's swimming and diving teams have been recognized for their hard work in the classroom, as each team was selected as a College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III Scholar Team.
For a team to be considered, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average includes all eligible varsity student-athletes. There were 688 teams that earned the distinction of Scholar All-America team for the Fall 2017 semester. The teams represent 430 institutions from across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions.
The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team, which produced a blistering cumulative grade-point average of 3.59 in the fall semester, was tied for ninth overall in all of Division III, has the third highest grade-point average in the New England region, and second, only behind MIT, in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
On the men's side, the Pride produced a cumulative grade-point average of 3.38 in the fall semester, tying them for 21st in all of Division III with Tufts University. Of teams that compete in the New England region, Springfield College was tied for fifth overall, while the Pride was third behind WPI and MIT in the NEWMAC.
Both teams improved upon their grade-point averages from the 2016 fall semester, as the men went from having a 3.09 to their 3.38 now, while the women improved from 3.55 to 3.59.
Springfield College will be in action this upcoming weekend as the Pride will compete in the Middlebury Invitational on Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3.