COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The men's swimming and diving team were selected to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Assocation of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team for this past 2018 Fall semester.
The two teams were chosen from a pool of 460 instutitions across NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA Divisions. The men's team finished with a 3.09 GPA while the women improved on their 2017 fall 3.02 GPA with a GPA of 3.30.
This is the first time both the men's and women's teams have received the CSCAA award since 2014-2015 season. The full list can be found here.
"It's about the process of getting to where we are and not the end result," Head Coach Peter Richardson stated. "We've been fortunate to have a lot of success in the water these past couple years but I also think it starts with our work ethic in the classroom. Whether it be going to study hall everyday and doing the little things that make a difference it's helped set us up for this success."
During his six and a half year tenure, Richardson's staff and team have broken 61 school records at Pacific. They were also the only mid-major paired with Harvard University to make a NCAA "A" cut relay event last year.
In order to receive the honor, all teams were required to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the Fall Semester and maintain a roster of 12 or more student-athletes.
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.
The Tigers pick back up in the pool in a dual meet with UC Santa Barbara this upcoming weekend. The meet is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26th at 12:00 PM at UCSB Pool.