COLORADO SPRINGS - Announced on Tuesday by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA), both Sewanee swimming and diving teams have earned Scholar All-America honors for the Easter Semester.
After earning the award last semester, this is the 51st consecutive semester that both teams have been honored with the award, going back over 20 years.
CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart noted: "Coach Obermiller has humbly built a program the University can be proud of - in the pool, the classroom and as alumni."
The women's team finished with a cumulative grade point average of 3.33, while the men posted a 3.24.
A record 777 teams, representing 480 institutions have been named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA)'s Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2019 Semester. The CSCAA recognizes those teams achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the semester.
Five of the six Southern Athletic Association (SAA) teams were listed as Scholar All-America teams. Below are the GPAs for each school, ranked from highest to lowest.
Berry - 3.59
Birmingham-Southern - 3.41
Sewanee - 3.33
Hendrix - 3.20
Centre - 3.00
Centre - 3.22
Hendrix - 3.14
Berry - 3.13
Birmingham-Southern - 3.10
319 teams were honored from NCAA Division III, 134 men's and 185 women's teams.
About the CSCAA
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.