Swimming & Diving Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors
North Texas Ranks Among Nation's Elite In Team GPA
NORFOLK, Va. -- Whether it's in the classroom or in the pool, the North Texas swimming and diving program strives to achieve at the highest level. And as the team begins the spring semester, they were honored for their accomplishments during the fall.
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced that North Texas was one of 547 teams to be selected as a Scholar All-America Team for the fall semester, an honor that the program has received each year since 2005.
"Our team continues to impress me so much in the classroom," head coach Brendon Bray said. "We strive to be the nation's best in community service, competition performance and academic performance in the classroom, and this is just another example of how amazingly well-rounded our team is. We have a culture of academic excellence and I am very proud of them for that."
To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have achieved a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the fall semester. The North Texas women combined to record a 3.55 team grade point average, tied for 15th nationally among Division I programs that earned Scholar All-America honors, first among schools in the state of Texas and second among Conference USA schools.
For the fall, 28 members of the North Texas swimming and diving team recorded a GPA of 3.00 or higher. And the previous winter, two graduated North Texas swimmers - Krista Rossum and Mona Groteguth - earned a spot on the six-person 2014-15 C-USA All-Academic team.