UCSB Women's Swim and Dive Earns Team Scholar All-America Award

By Randall Lamb
By Randall Lamb

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara women's swimming and diving program was honored with a CSCAA Scholar All-American Team award on Thursday after recording a collective 3.13 GPA over the winter quarter.

"This award is a testament to the work that our student-athletes have done in and out of the pool," said head coach Gregg Wilson. "To perform that well in the classroom while in season is no small feat."

The Team Scholar All-American Award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester and again in the spring to recognize team achieving a 3.0 in the semester coinciding with their respective NCAA championships.

Even more impressively, the women's swim and dive program raised its team GPA to 3.36 for the Spring Quarter.

The award continues a strong tradition of academic success for UCSB Athletics, as the Gauchos boasted an 85% NCAA graduation rate for the 2013-14 year, matching an all-time high and ranking second-best in the academically prestigious UC system.

To view all the 2014 Spring CSCAA Scholar All-America teams, click here.