Herd Swimming and Diving Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors
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Marshall University’s swimming and diving team was named a College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American team Wednesday.
The honor was awarded to swimming and diving teams that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall 2015 semester.
The Herd’s GPA during the fall semester was 3.56, which ranks highest in Conference USA and tied for 12th-best in NCAA Division I.
This is the Herd’s eighth consecutive semester that it has received the CSCAA Scholar All-America honor.
Marshall coach Bill Tramel said he was pleased by the team’s commitment to the classroom and that the Herd can now strive for even more.
“I want to congratulate our team with their 3.56 Team GPA this past semester,” Tramel said in a news release. “It is our highest GPA since my arrival at Marshall University. It is also the defining characteristic that I am most proud of when it comes to the culture we have established at Marshall University swimming and diving. We have very high expectations, and our Team has risen to the challenge. However, we aren’t satisfied. Our goal at the beginning of the year was 3.70. I thought if we could achieve that, we would have the highest GPA in the country. We were 12th, which is great, but we want to be national champions of grade point average. We are Conference USA champions of the GPA, now we want more. I know we will respond.”