Another semester, another set of Scholar-Athlete All-America honors have been won by the College of Staten Island Swimming & Diving teams. Just as they did to close the fall semester, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has named both units to its list of Scholar All-America teams for the Spring 2022 semester.

Over 400 institutions were recently named to the list on either the men’s or women’s sides, and CSI was one of the many with both teams earning distinction. The CSI’s women earned a 3.26 GPA, finishing 65th overall in NCAA Division II, while the CSI men boasted a 3.21 GPA, ranking them 24th in NCAA Division II.

For the CSI women, the spring semester marks their 11th appearance on the list in the last 12 semesters. The CSI men made good on their appearance in the fall, and this is their sixth-straight year earning honors from the CSCAA.

“This is a huge honor for our program, each member of our team takes great pride in achieving this goal and helping one another stay focused in the classroom,” said Head Coach Michael Ackalitis, who completed his 11th year with the team this past semester. “Our team’s success is driven by the College’s Verrazzano and Macaulay Honors Programs and these high honors programs have been contagious for others to be a part of. I believe the resources these programs give to our student-athletes not only helps them in the classroom but they have great impact on our success in the pool. I am very proud of each and every one of my team members for continuing to strive for academic greatness.”

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the first 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. 

A full list of Scholar All-America institutions across all NCAA Divisions, click HERE.