2017 CSCAA Scholar All-America teams
Norfolk, Va. - For the first time in the 95-year history of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) more than 700 teams have received Scholar All-America recognition. Included was Oakland's Swimming & Diving teams.
"Coach Pete Hovland once again led Oakland to conference titles and some of the best grade-point averages (GPA) in the country," said CSCAA Executive Director Joel Shinofield. "We are very fortunate to have schools like Oakland and people like Senior Vice President James Lentini and Director of Athletics Jeff Konya who support these exceptional student-athletes."
The men's team finished the spring semester with a 3.37 GPA which ranked tops in the Horizon League and 17th in the NCAA, while the women's team compiled a 3.56 GPA, ranking 34th in the country.
In total, 720 teams, representing 443 institutions achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 Semester.
The CSCAA also selected a record 997 swimmers and divers for its Scholar All-America team. The selections recognize students that have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Oakland's Patricia Aschan, Rachel Waite, Takara Martin, Aleksander Danielewski, Paul Huch and Joe Smith all earned honorable mention accolades by achieving a GPA of 3.50 or higher and registering a NCAA "B" time standard or competing at a regional or zone qualifying meet.
Founded in 1922, the CSCAA - the oldest 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 and diving at the collegiate level.