The Seattle University swim program continued to show excellence both in the pool and in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic year, as both the men’s and women’s swim teams were named Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), announced Wednesday by the national organization.
“I am extremely proud of this team and how they represent themselves as student-athletes. They work to be at the highest level with everything they do both in the pool and in the classroom,” Seattle U head swim coach Craig Nisgor said.
At 3.24, the Seattle U men’s swim team tied for 21st place among the Division I schools receiving the honor. In all, 71 Division I men’s swim teams received Scholar All-America Team recognition for having a grade point average of at least 3.0 during the spring semester/quarter, including WAC men’s swimming affiliate members Wyoming and North Dakota.
The Redhawk women’s swim team accumulated a 3.34 grade point average during the spring quarter, one of 150 Division I squads that earned the team academic honor. Among schools that competed in the Western Athletic Conference during the 2013-14 season, Grand Canyon, Idaho, New Mexico State, North Dakota, Northern Arizona, and Northern Colorado all joined the Seattle U women in receiving the academic recognition.
The Seattle University men’s and women’s swim teams will once again compete within the Western Athletic Conference, with the 2015 WAC Swimming and Diving Championships taking place Feb. 25-28 at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center in San Antonio, Texas.