Jan. 29, 2018
NORFOLK, Va. - The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its Scholar All-America teams for the Fall 2017 semester on Monday morning, with the Duquesne swimming and diving team garnering the national honor for academic excellence.
To earn CSCAA Scholar All-America team accolades, teams are required to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the fall semester. The Dukes recorded a team GPA of 3.51, representing the second-highest mark among Atlantic 10 schools.
Individually, 93 percent of Duquesne's current roster had at least a 3.0 GPA for the fall semester, including 19 student-athletes with at least a 3.5 GPA who garnered Dean's List recognition. In addition, 13 Dukes finished with a 3.75 GPA or better.
Duquesne was one of 173 NCAA Division I Scholar All-America women's teams among 430 total institutions to collect the award across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions.
The Dukes divers close out the regular season at the Youngstown State Diving Invite this Saturday, Feb. 3 before Duquesne competes at the 2018 A-10 Championship on Feb. 14-17 at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
About the College Swimming Coaches Association of America:
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) - the oldest organization of college coaches in America- is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.