June 20, 2018
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's and women's swimming & diving programs were both selected as Scholar All-America teams, when the honors were awarded by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Tuesday. The Hoya men ranked in the top 10 of all of Division I, while the women's squad was among the top 20.
To be eligible for Scholar All-American recognition, a team must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), as defined by the institution, for the spring semester. The team GPA includes all eligible varsity student-athletes. A total of 710 teams, representing 476 institutions were honored across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions.
The men's team recorded a spring GPA of 3.42 to rank in the top 10 among 97 Division I men's programs, tying for ninth with Seton Hall. The Hoyas and Pirates were the top two programs out of the BIG EAST Conference. The GU women turned in a 3.62 GPA over the spring semester to place among the top 20 of 176 Division I women's programs. The Hoyas tied with Loyola Maryland for 19th and were the top BIG EAST program. The conference was one of four in the country to have every men's and women's team selected as a Scholar All-America program.
The CSCAA will announce its individual Scholar All-Americans next week.
The GU women finished second at the 2018 BIG EAST Championships for the fifth-consecutive season, while the men placed third. Over the four-day meet, the Hoyas set a total of 13 new school records and won six gold medals. Freshman Drew Carbone (Chelmsford, Mass./Central Catholic) was named the championship's Most Outstanding Male Swimmer and sophomore Elizabeth Miller (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) earned the championship's Most Outstanding Women's Diver honor. The Hoyas had a program-record 22 student-athletes selected to the All-BIG EAST Team, including a conference-high 13 women.