Women's swimming and diving was among the nation's best academically (Ray Yeager).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Excelling in the pool and in the classroom, the Harvard men's and women's swimming and diving teams were both named Scholar All-America, as announced by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America Wednesday, June 15. The Crimson's men's squad garnered additional recognition as the team with the highest GPA at 3.59.
Harvard's men edged out archrival Yale for the top spot in the rankings by 0.02. As a conference, the Ivy League men placed seven teams in the top-25 of the rankings with Brown (fourth) and Penn (eighth) joining Harvard and Yale in the top-10.
On the women's side, Harvard recorded a team GPA of 3.47, good for fifth-best in the Ancient Eight and 50th out of 172 qualifying schools.
To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, programs must have achieved a grade point average of 3.00 or higher over the spring semester. Top teams were recognized for both large teams (more than 22 women or 21 men) and small. A total of 658 swimming and diving teams from 388 colleges and universities received the honor. This is just the second time in the 30-plus year history of the award that more than 600 teams were named Scholar All-America.