Swimming & Diving Earns CSCAA Scholar-Athlete Honor
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Feb. 5, 2010

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati swimming and diving team was one of 341 intercollegiate swimming and diving squads named to the College Swimming Coaches of America (CSCAA) Scholar-Athlete All-American list.

UC's women's squad ranked No. 17 in the country with its 3.41 GPA, leading all BIG EAST schools as well as local rivals Miami (OH) and Xavier. The men's team was No. 25 with its mark of 3.10, ranking fourth among BIG EAST rivals.

The list recognizes those programs that achieve a grade point average of 3.00 or higher in the Fall Semester. The 341 teams, representing 241 colleges and universities is the largest number of award recipients since the CSCAA raised the criteria for selection in 2008.

Cincinnati is back in action on Saturday, Feb. 6, when the Bearcats welcome Wright State to the Keating Aquatic Center Natatorium at 1 p.m.

Saturday will serve as senior day for the Bearcats, as 12 student-athletes, Elinore de Jong, Lange Gilby, Joanne Gribler, Bill Griffin, Tim Kasberg, Paul Krone, Sarah Krone, Emma Misanik, Jeremy Peter, Nick Saul, Josh Schneider, and Ryan Weitzel compete in their last home meet. Admission for all fans is free.

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 at the collegiate level.