COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Gettysburg College men’s and women’s swimming programs continued their streak of academic laurels from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches’ Association of America (CSCAA) by being tagged Scholar All-America Teams once again.
The women’s team rocked the classroom during the fall semester, posting a cumulative team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.559 to earn Scholar All-America recognition for the 13th consecutive semester. Eighteen team members eclipsed a 3.5 GPA with seven achieving perfect 4.0s.
The men’s team garnered Scholar All-America laurels for the 12th time in the last 13 semesters. The team posted a team GPA of 3.397* with eight swimmers above 3.5 and one with a perfect 4.0. Among Centennial Conference institutions, Gettysburg trailed on Swarthmore College (3.61) in cumulative team GPA for the fall.
Both men’s and women’s programs have been named CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams in each of the three semesters under Head Coach Greg Brown, who is in the midst of his second season at Gettysburg.
The CSCAA Scholar All-America team awards are given in recognition of teams that achieve a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2021 fall semester. More than 450 institutions from NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA were named to the list.
Gettysburg’s success in the classroom came amidst an unprecedented semester with more than half of both teams studying remotely because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Bullets were unable to compete in the fall and the Centennial Conference has cancelled winter competition for the rest of the academic year. The women’s team won the CC championship in 2020, while the men finished conference runner-up.
*Team GPA incorrectly listed as 3.23 in CSCAA release.
This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.