COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—The Babson College men's and women's swimming & diving squads were honored for their work in the classroom for the fourth semester in a row on Tuesday when they received Scholar All-America recognition from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Under the direction of third-year head coach Kristy Martin, the Beavers were among a record 713 teams from 460 NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA institutions to earn Scholar All-America distinction during the fall 2018 semester. The men's squad posted a 3.20 grade-point average, while the women's team finished with a term GPA of 3.17.
The Babson men were one of four New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) programs to earn at least a 3.20 GPA, and the women were among eight conference institutions to collect CSCAA Scholar All-America laurels.
For a team to be considered, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average includes all eligible varsity 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.
Babson returns to action on Saturday at 12 p.m. when it travels to Eastern Connecticut State to face the host Warriors and Roger Williams.