SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee Swimming and Diving Teams were honored as Scholar All-Americans, announced by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
For the 47th consecutive semester, the Tigers teams were honored with this accolade. In total, 720 teams representing 443 institutions across the NCAA, the NAIA and the NJCAA accomplished this feat, which is the first time in the CSCAA's 95-year history.
"It is always one of our top team goals to excel academically, and we feel that our academic successes fuel our achievement in the pool. It is an honor to work with such an intrinsically motivated group," stated head coach Max Obermiller, who has seen this accomplishment with Sewanee in 46 out of the 47 straight semesters.
The criteria includes a team grade point average of 3.0 or better. The men's team posted a cumulative 3.2 GPA, while the women's team marked a 3.1 GPA.
"Sewanee is providing its students with intangible educational experiences that will stay with them throughout their lives. Thanks to Coach Obermiller, Sewanee is equipping its swimming and diving teams with confidence, courage, perseverance and teamwork," said Susan Teeter, President of the CSCAA.
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The 2017-18 schedule will open on Friday, October 13, when Berry College comes to the mountain. The meet is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.