ESSEX FELLS, N.J. - The Emory & Henry College Women's Swimming Team has once again compiled one of the best grade-point averages among NCAA Division III programs. The Wasps earned a collective GPA of 3.43 for the fall semester of 2015.
Emory & Henry makes it five-straight terms in which it has earned Scholar All-America Team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). For the fall semester, 130 different NCAA Division III women's programs achieved the Scholar All-America standard.
"We are extremely proud of the academic achievement of our student-athletes," said Head Women's Swimming Coach Dave Griffore. "It shows you can be successful in both the classroom and in the pool."
E&H is second among four Old Dominion Athletic Conference schools with Scholar All-America Teams. Sweet Briar College (3.51), Washington and Lee University (3.42) and Hollins University (3.13) also received the recognition.
The Wasps are performing at a high level in the pool as well this season, posting a 6-1 overall record with a 3-0 mark against ODAC competition so far. At the Transylvania Invitational in December, Emory & Henry won the swimming portion of the meet and was just 11 points out of first place overall, despite not sponsoring diving.
The Team Scholar All-American award is presented to college and university swimming & diving teams, who have achieved a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. The CSCAA honors teams from each of the NCAA's three divisions, NAIA and NJCAA.
E&H will next compete in the 2016 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships. The three-day event will be held from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14 at the Greensboro Aquatics Center.
For a complete listing of the fall 2015 CSCAA Team Scholar All-America Team Honorees from NCAA Division III, click HERE.