Worcester, Mass.--The Clark University women's and men's swimming and diving teams along with head coach Paul E. Phillips have been named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America team for the Fall of 2017. The CSCAA has announced the 688 teams that have earned this distinction for the Fall 2017 semester. The teams represent 430 institutions from across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions. To earn the honor, teams were required to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the Fall Semester.
Among programs with a dozen or more student-athletes, Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois posted the highest GPA. The Prairie Fire women led the way with a 3.80 average. Drexel University and Macalester College's men were close behind with 3.77 GPA's to lead Division I women and Division III men's programs respectively.
They excelled both in the school and the pool with 85% of Top 25 programs earning the honor. Those teams included the top ranked teams in Division I (California Men, Texas A&M women), Division II (Drury women and Queens University of Charlotte men) and Division III (Kenyon women, and Denison men).
Emmanuel College (3.71) led the pack among Division II women's programs while Grand Canyon University's men led Division I with a 3.71. In the NAIA it was the Lindsey Wilson College leading the men (3.53) and Cumberlands tops among the women (3.64). Indian River State College (3.43) and Lincoln College (3.26) led the way among women's and men's programs.
For a full list of the CSAA Scholar All-America team recipients and the full release, follow this link: http://www.cscaa.org/news/2018128/fall2017scholaraa