BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University’s women’s swimming and diving team has been named a College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team for the seventh-consecutive semester and eighth time since the award’s inception, as announced by the organization Wednesday.
The Owls were bestowed the honor after posting a team grade point average above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. In fact, the team combined for a 3.43 GPA, which was the second highest among FAU’s women’s teams for the 2017 spring semester. Each of the seven-consecutive semesters fall under the direction of Head Swim and Dive Coach Lara Preacco.
The Owls were led by Devon Mark, Hannah Roper and Kelsey Witkay, who earned FAU President’s List honors by achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA as well as Dean’s List recognition for being ranked in the top 10 percent of their respective college. Nineteen members of the squad were named to the FAU All-Academic Team for earning a 3.0 GPA or better in the spring.
For the first time in the 95-year history of the CSCAA, more than 700 teams received Scholar All-America recognition. In total, 720 teams representing 443 institutions achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring 2017 semester.
FAU swimming and diving is gearing up for the 2017-18 season as they recently welcomed new Assistant Coach Riley Boulden as well as 10 men and 16 women to the squad. For the latest news and program updates, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @FAUswimdive.
About the CSCAA
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.