June 21, 2017
NORFOLK, Va. - The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has recognized Duquesne as a Scholar All-America Team for its exemplary academic performance during the Spring 2017 semester.
Duquesne is one of 173 teams at the Division I level receiving honors, among 443 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 cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher during the spring semester.
Duquesne and St. Bonaventure completed the 2017 spring semester with the highest GPA’s of Atlantic 10 Conference teams, with each team earning a team GPA of 3.57.
Individually, 96 percent of the student-athletes on the current roster had a 3.0 GPA or above for the Spring 2017 semester. Fourteen of the team’s 25 student-athletes were on the Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
In addition to Duquesne's team recognition, Lexi Santer and Abigail Stauffer were named honorable mention selections for earning a GPA of 3.50 or higher and achieving an NCAA "B" cut time.
“I am extremely proud of the ladies in this program,” said head coach David Sheets. “To continually be recognized by the CSCAA for our academic achievements as a team and as individuals is a testament to the work our ladies put in the classroom every day. They exemplify to term student-athlete.”
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.