Swimming & Diving Posts Sixth Best Team GPA in NCAA D-I
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU swimming & diving team has been recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as tying for the sixth best team GPA among all NCAA Division-I women's swimming & diving programs.
The Lumberjacks had a program-record 3.51 team GPA following the Fall 2012 semester to tie with Cleveland State and South Carolina for the sixth best team GPA on the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team.
"The expectation are that they will do well in school and do well in the pool, and they just continue to impress," NAU head coach Andy Johns said. "I'm really proud of them; they're serious about their studies and about being the best athlete they can be. We have to thank Pam Lowie and all of our academic support staff for the work they do to keep them on track."
The team recorded a program-record 3.60 GPA during the fall semester while 10 student-athletes posted perfect 4.00 GPA's. NAU had a 3.44 Fall semester GPA last year to rank 14th in the nation before moving up to sixth best in the country this year. The Lumberjacks had the highest team GPA in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and the top GPA of any Division-I program west of Texas.