Jan. 4, 2013
HOUSTON - The University of Houston swimming and diving program broke a team record for academics by posting their highest semester (3.42) and overall (3.35) GPA on their way to also passing the most credit hours this past semester.
"In every way, I'm incredibly proud of our team's efforts this semester," said head coach Augie Busch. "Our sports have extremely rigorous training demands which are physically and mentally exhausting. For them to accomplish a 3.4 average GPA, with half of the team on Dean's List, is remarkable.
"It speaks to the pride and character of these women. It also speaks to the quality of our academic staff here at UH Athletics. I'm so appreciative to all of them and especially Angel Shamblin, who gives so much of her time and energy to ensuring their success in the classroom."
Eleven student athletes were named to the Dean's List and 19 members of the team posted above 3.0 grades.
The swimming and diving team joins the baseball, golf, tennis and softball programs in setting team records marks in the classroom this past fall semester. Under Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades watch, the cumulative GPA for all sports has risen each season since his arrival in 2009 and numerous sport programs have continued to surpass their own best marks set within the past three years.
The University of Houston swimming and diving program is currently on an 10-day training trip in Hawai'i before returning to Houston for the home stretch leading into hosting the Conference USA Championships Feb. 20-23.