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Swimming and Diving Earns Spring Academic Accolades




July 19, 2012

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were named to the 2012 CSCAA Spring Team Scholar All-American list, as announced by CSCAA officials.

"I am very proud of both our men's and women's teams for achieving Scholar All-America levels of achievement,” head coach Chuck Knoles stated. “Our student-athletes are able to balance working out year-round and maintain good grades as well! It is a tribute to their tenacity and desire to attain at the highest level."

The CSCAA All-America list is comprised of collegiate swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or higher. The award is presented to teams earning this standard in both the fall semester and during the NCAA swimming and diving season (winter/spring).

Pitt was one of 10 Big East women’s teams to garner this distinction. Leading Division I schools were Clemson (3.62) and Alabama (3.62). The men were one of only eight Big East teams ranked, with Yale (3.62) first in the Division I rankings.

This is the 14th consecutive All-Academic distinction for the Panthers women’s swimming and diving squad. The award marked the first academic distinction given to the men’s team since 2008.

The women posted a collective 3.35 GPA, while the men’s team tallied a 3.09 average. Earlier this year, Pitt honored thirty-nine members of the swimming and diving squad who registered a 3.0 or higher during the 2011 academic calendar at its Scholar-Athlete Breakfast. Earning a perfect 4.0 GPA were sophomore Lauren Mills, and graduates Cookie McIntyre, Kristen McMullan and Pierre-Antoine Meunier.