Yesterday, the East Carolina University women’s swimming program was named a Scholar All-American Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
The ECU athletic department emailed out a press release regarding the honor.
“It is the 21st consecutive semester which the team was recognized by the organization for achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher,” according to the press release.
The women’s team had a 4-3 record during the 2018-2019 season, and placed sixth place out of six total teams in the NCAA Championship.
The team was recognized for having a 3.0 GPA or higher, and the ECU women’s team had an average of a 3.56 GPA.
“The ECU women's swimming team boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.56, ranking second among the American Athletic Conference's six honorees. Cincinnati posted the league's highest GPA at 3.67,” the press release said.
The award itself is given to college swimming and diving teams that achieve a 3.0 or higher average team GPA. As well as naming Scholar All American teams, the organization additionally awards All-American swimmers and divers at the NCAA championship every year.
“In total, 184 women's teams achieved a 3.0 or higher - eight more than were recognized last spring, with a media GPA of 3.45, highest on record,” the press release said.