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Liberty Swimming & Diving Earns Top GPA in Nation

January 22, 2019  Liberty, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Swimming & Diving Earns Top GPA in Nation

The Liberty swimming & diving team had a tremendous fall semester in the classroom, obtaining a 3.79 team GPA, which led all collegiate swimming & diving programs, men's or women's. Liberty topped the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team list for the fall 2018 semester.

The CSCAA announced its Scholar All-America Team awards, which were received by 713 programs, spanning NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA. In order to qualify for the award, a team must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the previous semester.

As a team, the Lady Flames earned a cumulative team GPA of 3.79 in the fall of 2019. This was the highest cumulative team GPA for a semester in program history, breaking the previous record set in spring 2017, when the Lady Flames' 3.60 GPA ranked 20th in the nation. A total of eight out of nine Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) teams appear on the most recent Scholar All-America Team list.

Liberty's team GPA was the highest of all collegiate swimming & diving teams listed. The second highest listed was 3.78, obtained by MIT (Division III men's swimming & diving).

Liberty has now earned CSCAA academic honors as a team during each of the past 15 semesters, dating back to the fall 2011 semester.

CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
Top 10 GPA's Fall 2018 (NCAA Division I women's swimming & diving)
1. Liberty – 3.79

2. Louisville – 3.71
3. Kansas – 3.69
4. Grand Canyon – 3.68
5. Alabama – 3.67
6T. Villanova – 3.66
6T. Boise State – 3.66
8T. Iowa State – 3.65
8T. Toledo – 3.65
8T. Stanford – 3.65
8T. American – 3.65
8T. Kentucky – 3.65

Top 10 GPA's Fall 2018 (All Collegiate Divisions)
1. Liberty women's (NCAA Division I) – 3.79

2. MIT men's (NCAA Division III) – 3.78
3T. Saint Catherine's women's (NCAA Division III) – 3.75
3T. Williams women's (NCAA Division III) – 3.75
5T. Biola women's (NCAA Division II) – 3.72
5T. Bridgeport men's (NCAA Division II) – 3.72
5T. Macalester women's (NCAA Division III) – 3.72
5T. Pomona-Pitzer women's (NCAA Division III) – 3.72
9T. Louisville women's (NCAA Division I) – 3.71
9T. Urbana men's (NCAA Division II) – 3.71
9T. Emanuel women's (NCAA Division II) – 3.71
9T. Macalester men's (NCAA Division III) – 3.71