"It has become a benchmark for our teams," says head coach Tom Till. "I use this to compare our team to other swim teams in our conference and nationally. It takes a 3.0 so this is a minimum expectation I have for our team."
For the first time in the 95-year history of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) more than 700 teams have received Scholar All-America recognition. In total, 720 teams, representing 443 institutions achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 Semester.
Goucher Women's swimming is one among 173 teams to receive the prestigious honor.
Founded in 1922, the CSCAA– the oldest organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level. Part of the reason for the increase in award-winning teams is the overall growth of the sport. The number of men's and women's institutions sponsoring swimming and diving is at a ten-year high.