BUCKHANNON -- A record 638 teams, representing 394 institutions have been named College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams.
The awards are in recognition of teams' that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2016 Fall Semester.
The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats and Lady Bobcats of head coach April Gitzen were both honored by the CSCAA.
The men's swim team posted a 3.39 grade-point-average while the women's team posted a 3.37 grade-point average.
"As a coach I could not be more proud of what every one of these student-athletes are achieving in the classroom," remarked Gitzen. "Each student-athlete on the team prides himself/herself on their academics and it really shows. I always say to the student athletes in four years you are graduating with a degree in something and it is not swimming. Student will always become before athlete. Each individual has a bright future ahead of them."
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.
For a complete listing of CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams, please click here.