Baltimore, Md.—UMBC women's swimming and diving was one of 406 schools across the country to earn CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) Scholar All-America status. The Retrievers finished the year as America East Champions, after coming from behind on the final day to win.
Head Coach Chad Cradock's squad UMBC finished the spring semester with a 3.45 grade point average to earn the distinction. The honor is bestowed to schools that finish the spring semester as a team with a 3.00 GPA or better.
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has designated a record 406 collegiate swimming and diving programs as Scholar All-America Teams. The recognition comes as a result of the programs' classroom performance in the past semester. It is the first time in the program's 30+ year history of the program that more than 600 men's and women's teams, representing 406 institutions, received the designation.
Nearly 70% of all NCAA swimming and diving programs earned GPA's of 3.0 or higher during the spring semester including 83% of all Division I schools. The announcement comes on the heels of a NCAA report on the Academic Progress Rate of Division I sports. That report showed that Division I men's and women's swimming and diving teams posted the second- highest Academic Progress Rates (APR) among those sports with fifty or more teams.
To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have achieved a grade point
average of 3.00 or higher over the sSpring semester.
About the CSCAA:
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (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.
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