For Immediate Release · Wednesday, June 21, 2017 · email@example.com
Norfolk, Va. – For the first time in the 95-year history of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), more than 700 teams have received Scholar All-America recognition across all three divisions and included among the teams was the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's swim team.
CSCAA Executive Director Joel Shinofield cited St. Mary's success, noting: "Coach Casey Brandt again led St. Mary's to one of the nation's top GPAs." He added, "We are very fortunate to have schools like St. Mary's and people like Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Leonard Brown and Director of Athletics & Recreation Scott Devine who support these exceptional student-athletes."
In total, 720 teams, representing 443 institutions, achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring 2017 semester.
St. Mary's posted a 3.41 team grade point average during the spring semester, ranking the Seahawks' grades among the Top 30 in Division III. The Seahawks were one of 127 Division III men's swim teams to receive the accolade for the spring semester.
This is the Seahawks' second CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Award under first-year head coach Casey Brandt as St. Mary's gained the same honor for the Fall 2016 Semester.
St. Mary's was also the only Capital Athletic Conference men's swim team to be honored by the CSCAA. In addition, the Seahawks had both its men's and women's swim teams recognized as Scholar All-America Teams.
About CSCAA: Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America – the oldest 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.
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