NORFOLK, Va. - The Pacific swimming and diving team earned College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America recognition, for a women's team GPA of over 3.00.
CSCAA Executive Director Joel Shinofield cited Pacific's success, noting: "Head coach Peter Richardson has done an exceptional job building a top program in the pool and the classroom at Pacific ." We are very fortunate to have schools like Pacific and people like President Pam Eibeck and Director of Athletics Ted Leland, who support these exceptional student-athletes."
The CSCAA recognizes programs across all three NCAA divisions, as well as NAIA. The number of men's and women's institutions sponsoring swimming and diving is at a ten-year high.
"I'm very proud of women's team and this accomplishment," said coach Richardson. "We take the student part of student athlete very seriously and I'd like to give a shoutout to Danielle Kelly and her staff."
Previously, the Pacific swimming & diving program had 17 student-athletes named to the MPSF All-Academic Teams.
For Pacific swimming in 2016-17, 23 school records we set, with 57 top-ten program times were set across 35 events this season on the men's and women's teams. Following the historic season, 44 Tigers from both the men's and women's squads were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation's All-MPSF Postseason team, marking the second season in a row Pacific had over 40 All-MPSF honorees.