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NORFOLK, Va. - The Penn State men’s and women's swimming and diving teams earned recognition as College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America teams for the Fall 2017 semester, the organization announced Monday.
To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have achieved a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the spring semester.
The Nittany Lion women combined for a 3.39 team grade point average for their 13th consecutive semester above a 3.0, while the men earned a 3.11 team GPA, surpassing 3.0 for a third-consecutive semester and for the sixth time in the last seven semesters.
In total, 688 teams, representing 430 institutions across college athletics achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Fall 2017 semester, setting a new record for collegiate swimming programs in the fall. The Big Ten Conference led not only Division I conferences, but all conferences across all divisions of with 22 of its 23 teams earning CSCAA Scholar All-America recognition.
The entire Penn State swimming & diving team will be back in action in McCoy Natatorium Friday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. for a dual meet against Villanova. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and celebrate the team’s seven seniors during Senior Day ceremonies before the meet and stay for the third-annual Great Penn State Duck Toss during the second intermission.
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