TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving teams both earned CSCAA (College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America) Scholar All-America for the 2016 spring semester.
In order to be selected, teams must have a grade point average of 3.00 or higher. The men’s team turned in a mark of 3.13 for the semester, while the women put up an average of 3.25.
“Our kids work very hard in the classroom,” FSU interim head coach John Proctor said. “They understand that school comes first, as they are student-athletes and they do their best to get the job done. I’m very proud of both teams and hopefully they carry this on tradition on for a long time.”
The 2015-16 FSU men’s swimming and diving team.
The men’s team was one of eight teams selected from the ACC, while all 13 women’s squads earned the honor. The CSCAA recognized a total of 658 teams representing 388 institutions among all three NCAA Divisions, in addition to including the NAIA and NJCAA. It is only the second time in the 30-plus year history of the CSCAA that 600 or more teams were recognized.
“These programs are the incubators of our Olympic success and they compete at the highest level at some of our most prestigious institutions,” CSCAA executive director Joel Shinofield said. “The hard work and dedication they learn at the pool translates directly to their success in the classroom and beyond regardless of division.”
The 2015-16 women’s swimming and diving team.
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*CSCAA contributed to this report.