WashU Named CSCAA Scholar All-America with Top-10 GPAs

WashU Named CSCAA Scholar All-America with Top-10 GPAs

St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 24, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis swimming & diving program was honored by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches of America Association (CSCAA) as Scholar All-America teams, as announced by the organization.

The CSCAA selected a record of 713 teams from 460 institutions to the Scholar All-America Team for the 2018 Fall semester. To earn the honor, teams were required to post a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the Fall Semester and maintain a roster of 12 or more student-athletes.

Both the women and men ranked in the top-10 of NCAA Division III teams to garner the honor. The WashU women posted a 3.69 GPA which ranked fifth, while the men were sixth with a 3.56 GPA.

The University Athletic Association (UAA) was well represented, as seven of the eight universities were honored. The Bears finished with the top marks on both the women's and men's lists of teams to make it from the association.

Both the men's and women's GPAs are team highs as the Bears have earned Scholar All-America honors five of the past six seasons.

The CSCAA Scholar-All-America honors are presented twice annually to teams who reach the GPA standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

WashU will conclude its home schedule on Saturday, Jan. 26 against Illinois State and Wabash College. Prior to the 1 p.m. start time, the Bears will honor their 12 senior members: Charlie Brickner, Max Cardwell, Maggie Cox, Jason Hsu, Brooke Ivey, Brandon Lum, Emily Mansour, Michael Matthews, Andrew Pek, Lauren Sapp, Kevin Van Cleave and Jordan Wheeler. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.