New Mexico named Scholar All-America Team

Feb. 23, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The UNM swimming and diving team has been named a Scholar All-America Team for the fall of 2011 as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) yesterday.

UNM posted a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.42 which places the Lobos 23rd in the nation. The University of South Carolina, which also happens to be Head Coach Tracy Ljone's Alma Mater, had the highest team GPA in the country with a mark of 3.62.

A total of five Mountain West schools made the list with UNM leading the way. Boise State posted a GPA of 3.41 to place them right below New Mexico. TCU, UNLV and CSU were also honored with team GPA's of 3.31, 3.30 and 3.04, respectively.

The Team Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).

The College Swimming Coaches Association is the oldest coaches organization in America. In addition to Scholar All American Awards, the CSCAA recognizes All American Swimmers and Divers at the national championships every year.