Feb. 27, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State swimming and diving teams proved their accomplishments in the classroom as both squads captured Scholar All-America Team honors as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Tuesday.
“I’m proud of them for doing what they have to do to get the honors,” said head coach Matt Gianiodis. “We take it for granted at times, but for such a young team, they definitely perform at a high level in the classroom.”
The Team Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is given to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).
The women earned a cumulative team GPA of 3.22 in the Fall 2012 semester to receive the honors. The men were recognized after they compiled a cumulative team GPA of 3.13. This is the second-straight year that both teams have received the award.
The men’s swimming and diving team is currently competing at the 2013 Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Ind.