NEW LONDON, Conn. – Both the Coast Guard Academy men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned Scholar All-American recognition from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the 2017-18 season while a trio of swimmers were named to the Scholar All-America team.
Freshman Eric Fuhs, Freshman Emily Benson and junior Christina McCulla were all named to the team. The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
The CSCAA has named 710 teams to its Scholar All-America list for the Spring 2018 Semester. The teams represent 476 institutions from across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions. The CSCAA recognizes teams with the Scholar All-America Award for achieving a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The Coast Guard women's team had a team GPA of 3.36 while the men's team had a 3.18 team GPA this past semester.
Among teams with a dozen or more student-athletes, on the women's side Saint Francis (PA) led the nation with a 3.81 GPA. Grand Canyon University posted a 3.66 for the highest GPA among men's programs with a dozen or more participants. It is the third time the Antelope men have led Division I. The Sioux Falls women (3.80) and Adelphi Men (3.64) led all Division II programs. Conn College's women's team (3.77) and Caltech's men (3.63) led Division III programs with twelve or more participants.