BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Florida Atlantic University men's and women's swimming and diving team recorded higher than a 3.0 grade point average, making both squads eligible for Scholar All-America team honors for the fall semester.
The academic honors are bestowed each semester by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The FAU men's team earned honors after achieving a 3.06 team grade point average for the fall.
"Our team, men's and women's, put in a lot of academic hours resulting in a great GPA this past semester," Head Coach Lara Preacco said. "As a team, they made a conscious decision to excel, not only in the pool, but also in the classroom. I am incredibly proud of our team."
Connor Hodges of the men's team earned Dean's List honors for the fall semester, while 14 others had a 3.00 GPA or higher. FAU was one of five Coastal Collegiate Sports Association men's teams honored by the CSCAA, recording the fourth highest GPA among the conference.
The women posted a 3.24 team GPA. Lydia Musleh made the Dean's List. Twenty-five members of the women's team had a 3.00 GPA or higher during the fall which was two more than any other FAU women's team and second to only football, who tallied 29.
The diving teams will compete in the All Star Meet held in Orlando starting this Friday, running through Sunday. The postseason will start for the men's swimming and diving teams as they travel to Athens, Georgia to take part in the CCSA Championship Feb. 14-17. The women's swimming and diving teams will go to Atlanta, Georgia for the Conference USA Championship held Feb. 21-24.
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