WESTWOOD, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's swimming and diving student-athletes earned top grade point averages collectively among NCAA Division II, III and NAIA conferences, as the Scholar All-America Teams were announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). To earn the honor, teams were required to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the Fall Semester and maintain a roster of 12 or more student-athletes. Conferences earned recognition with a minimum of 60% of teams receiving the award.
The NEWMAC women's swimming and diving student-athletes achieved a 3.51 average GPA, tied for the second highest average among Division II, III and NAIA institutions, with 80% of the leagues' teams earning the Scholar All-America Team honor.
The CSCAA has selected a record 713 teams from 460 institutions to the Scholar All-America Team for the Fall 2018 semester. The teams were selected by the CSCAA's Scholar All-America committee on the basis of their Fall grade point averages and represent 16,502 student-athletes.
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.
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(Portions of this release courtesy of CSCAA)