Swimming & Diving Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America For 11th Year
Program Has Established Itself As One Of The Nation’s Top Academic Teams
DENTON - Life is full of certainties: there are 12 months in a year, July in Texas is entirely too hot, and the North Texas swimming and diving team can get it done in the classroom.
This week the College Swimming Coaches Association of America announced that the Mean Green swimming and diving team had once again earned the association’s Scholar All-America Team award, an honor that North Texas has received each year since 2005.
One of 405 collegiate swimming and diving programs honored, the distinction comes as a result of the team’s classroom performance in the spring semester. The North Texas women combined to record a 3.49 team grade point average, tied for 36th overall among D-I programs and first among Conference USA schools.
“I am so proud of our team’s performance in the classroom,” head coach Brendon Bray said. “Yet again it shows that we are doing things the right way. While performance in the pool is always a top priority, our team takes very seriously their performance outside of the pool and this is a testament to that.”
To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have achieved a GPA of 3.00 or higher over the spring semester. North Texas finishes second among schools in the state of Texas, trailing only TCU while beating out the likes of Rice, SMU, Texas A&M and more.
This past winter, two North Texas swimmers - Krista Rossum and Mona Groteguth - earned a spot on the six-person C-USA All-Academic team, while 28 members of the Mean Green were placed on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.