Swimming & Diving Honored For Classroom Excellence
July 10, 2014
HOUSTON - The University of Houston Swimming & Diving team received recognition for their hard work in the classroom as The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced the 2014 Spring Scholar All-America Teams, supported by Nike Swim.
As a team, the Cougars earned a semester GPA of 3.2 and were among 150 teams nation-wide honored.
"I think this recognition is a tribute to our academic support from Maria Peden and Angel Shamblin," Swimming Head Coach Rich Murphy said. "They deserve the credit for developing the support system that allows our student-athletes to thrive in the classroom. Academics, in this case reflected in our team GPA, is our number one priority as we are building champions for life while pursuing excellence in the pool."
The Spring 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 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.
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