@DuqWSwim Recognized By CSCAA Executive Committee For Academic Performance
Feb. 8, 2017
ESSEX FELLS, N.J. - The Executive Committee of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has recognized Duquesne as a Scholar All-America Team for achieving exemplary academic performance during the Fall 2016 semester.
Duquesne is one of 164 teams at the Division I level receiving honors, among 394 total Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA schools.
The biannual award is announced after the Fall and Spring academic seasons.
To receive the award, teams must earn a GPA of a 3.0 or higher during the fall semester. Duquesne had the second highest GPA of Atlantic 10 Conference teams, earning a team GPA of 3.53 during the Fall 2016 semester.
Individually, 92 percent of the student-athletes on the current roster had a 3.0 GPA or above for the Fall 2016 semester. Seventeen of the team’s 25 student-athletes were on the Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
“For our program to continuously be recognized as a Scholar All-America Team is a testament to the hard work our ladies put in every day in the classroom," said head coach David Sheets. "They each exemplify the term student-athlete.”
“Our research has shown that swimmers and divers do better in the classroom and life because of programs like Duquesne and the leadership of people like Coach Sheets,” said CSCAA Executive Board President Susan Teeter. “Duquesne is truly a model.”
The Dukes are off until next Wednesday when they begin the Atlantic 10 Championship. The four-day event will be held at the 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.