Kansas swimming & diving named a CSCAA Scholar All-America team
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced Tuesday that the Kansas swimming and diving team earned its 34th-consecutive semester recognition as a Scholar All-America team.
The Jayhawks compiled the fifth-best team grade-point average (GPA) nationally during the spring semester, besting their fall semester mark (3.69) by .01 points. The 3.70 GPA achieved by KU ranked second among Power Five schools, trailing only Stanford (3.73), and was the best mark in the Big 12 Conference with Texas being the next-closest at 3.60.
In addition, KU was the only team to land inside the top-five nationally in each semester during the 2018-19 academic year.
To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America team, programs must have achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher over the course of the semester.
“(Head Kansas) coach (Clark) Campbell continues to be a model for our sport,” CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart said. “(He) produces champions in the pool and in the classroom.”
Those champions set a Kansas departmental GPA record of 3.70 for the spring semester, marking the third-straight semester achieving a 3.60 GPA or higher as a team.
“We have been very fortunate the last three semesters,” Campbell said. “A lot of the credit goes to (associate director for academic and career counseling) Laura Jacobsen – she does such a great job serving as our academic advisor. Between her efforts and seeing how well the team works in the pool and in the classroom, it solidifies that the program is really headed in the right direction. They have done a fantastic job – when you have this many student-athletes on a team and you have a 3.70 GPA the last two semesters, it’s a huge credit to how hard they work every day.”
About the CSCAA
Founded in 1922, the 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.