PHOENIX, Ariz. – For the
second straight semester, the NAU swim and dive team’s
grade-point-average ranked it among the top 50 Division I teams as
compiled by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America
(CSCAA), which sponsors the awards and collects the data each
semester from college swim teams throughout the USA before
producing the official list.
The Lumberjacks ranked 46th for the spring semester with a team GPA of 3.32, which was even higher than the GPA of 3.28 that had them ranked 39th for the fall semester.
“We’re very proud of our student-athletes’ ability to balance their performances in the classroom and the athletic arena,” said head coach Andy Johns. “Our team GPA has stayed consistently around that mark for a long time and we’re always very proud of that.”
NAU competes in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) for swimming and diving, and no other team in the WAC ranked higher than the Lumberjacks in either semester.
Sixteen NAU swimmers and divers earned Academic All-WAC Awards this year, more than any other team in the conference. Last year, NAU had 20 recipients of the award.
The Lumberjacks concluded their season at the end of February with their second-straight runner-up finish at the WAC Championships, where they set 11 school records and earned 43 All-WAC Awards.
February 6, 2009 Swim and Dive Earns 39th-Highest GPA Among Division I Teams
January 31, 2009 Diver Collier Wins AFA Diving Invitational 3-Meter Title
January 31, 2009 Womens Swimming Competes in Relay Meet with ASU
January 30, 2009 Divers Complete Day One of Competition at the Air Force Invitational
January 26, 2009 Megan Collier Earns First Career WAC Diver of the Week Honor
January 24, 2009 Swim and Dive Senior Day Ends With 176-120 Win Against San Diego
January 23, 2009 Divers Earn a Pair of Third-Place Finishes at USC
January 22, 2009 Swim and Dive to Honor Four Seniors During Home Meet on Saturday
January 20, 2009 Swimmings Renee Rother Earns WAC Athlete of the Week Honor
January 17, 2009 Women's Swimming Sweeps LMU; Sets 400 Free Relay Record
January 7, 2009 Swimmings Tami Binek Finding Success in the Relay of Life
January 2, 2009 Swim and Dive Falls to Three Strong Pac-10 Schools in Tucson
November 23, 2008 Diving Concludes Three Days of Competition at the Arizona Diving Invite
November 20, 2008 Swimming and Diving Signs Three Talented Recruits for Next Year
November 17, 2008 Swimming and Divings Foe and Harris Named WAC Athletes of the Week
November 15, 2008 Swim and Dive Defeated in Dual Meet at Washington State
November 14, 2008 Swimming and Diving Wins Decisively at WAC Foe Idaho, 146-95
November 1, 2008 Swim and Dive Beats New Mexico, Loses to BYU in Double Dual
October 18, 2008 Kansas Sets Nine Pool Records in Dual Meet Win vs. NAU
October 17, 2008 Gold Team Wins 26th Annual Swimming & Diving Blue vs. Gold Meet
October 11, 2008 Swim and Dive Goes 2-1 on Final Day of WAC Shootout
October 10, 2008 Swim and Dive Splits Dual Meets on Day One of the WAC Shootout
September 26, 2008 NAU Swimming Holds 13th Annual Pentathlon; Foe Wins for Third Straight Year
September 23, 2008 2008-09 Swim and Dive Season Outlook