Staten Island, NY | The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has announced the 710 teams that have earned the distinction of Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2018 semester, and both the College of Staten Island’s men’s and women’s swimming & diving units were among the honorees. To earn the honor, teams were required to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the Spring Semester. This marks the third-straight year that the teams have been recognized across both semesters.
For the CSI women, they have been making quite a habit of being selected as an Scholar All-America team. The spring semester marks their sixth-straight time appearing on CSCAA’s list. The cumulative Team GPA of the team in the spring semester was 3.17. They have also brought home CSI’s Team GPA award fof a fourth-straight year, given to them at the school’s end-of-year banquet, topping out with a cumulative 3.22 GPA this past May. As for the CSI men, they achieved a total GPA of 3.02.
“Having our teams receive the team Scholar All-America award shows how hard-working both the men’s and women’s swim team are,” said Head Coach Michael Ackalitis. “Their hard work in the classroom relates to their success and hard work in the pool. It is one of our team goals in the beginning of each season to earn this award and keep each teams grade point average above a 3.0. It is a team effort and I could not be more proud.”
The 710 teams are the most ever to be named in the spring semester, according to the CSCAA. CSI joined Baruch College as the only other CUNYAC school to be cited for the honor. Among teams with more than a dozen student-athletes, the Saint Francis (PA) women led the way in Division I with a GPA of 3.81, while the Grand Canyon men posted a leading 3.66. The Sioux Falls women (3.80) and the Adelphi men (3.64) led Division II, while Conn College (3.77) and Caltech (3.63) led the women and men in Division III.
Founded in 1922, the CSCAA is the oldest organization of college coaches in America. It is an organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport at the collegiate level.
A full list of Scholar All-America institutions across all NCAA Divisions, click HERE.