HOUSTON - The University of Houston Swimming & Diving team received recognition for their hard work in the classroom on Wednesday, as they were named a Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
As a team, the Cougars earned a semester GPA of 3.31 and were among a record 638 teams nation-wide honored.
The Fall Team Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the semester coinciding with the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
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.
The CSCAA recognizes outstanding achievements by coaches and swimmers; promotes communication and cooperation both within the sport of swimming and with our fellow Olympic sports; protects, promotes and seeks to expand competitive intercollegiate swimming programs; recommends rules and regulations to the NCAA; sponsors events; certifies new coaches; provides ongoing educational and leadership training for coaches and athletes; and serves as a source of information to its membership and for the general public.
The Cougars will travel to Baton Rouge, La. to compete in the LSU Quad Meet for their final meet of the regular season on Jan. 27-28. Houston will face No. 25 LSU, Rice and Tulane.
COUGARS TO HOST AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Houston will host the American Athletic Conference Championships for the second consecutive year as the best swimmers and divers in the league visit the CRWC from Feb. 15-18. Following the conference meet, the Cougars will look to close the season at the NCAA Championships, to be held March 15-18 in Indianapolis, Ind.
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