Immediate Release: July 16, 2010
VESTAL, N.Y. -- For the second consecutive season the Binghamton men's and women's swimming & diving programs have earned Scholar All-American Team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The men placed 35th out of 143 Division I programs with a overall GPA of 3.10. The women ranked No. 67 out of 200 programs with a 3.28 GPA. In order to earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Team honors, a program must have at least a 3.00 GPA.
The women's swimming and diving team has continued their academic excellence by making the list for the sixth year in a row. The Bearcats posted a GPA of 3.0 or better seven of the eight semesters under Coach Sean Clark.
"We're excited to be recognized as a strong team in the classroom again," Clark said. "It's not always easy to have balance between academics and athletics, so having a great year in both areas is a tribute to the tremendous efforts of our swimmers and divers. We are especially proud that nearly half of our women earned a 3.5 or better while breaking six school records. And our men's strong national ranking for GPA along with being the 24th-ranked mid-major team (CSCAA poll) in the country shows that both teams are a positive reflection of our sport and of Binghamton athletics."
Both teams have had success in the classroom throughout the year. The men's team placed the highest number of swimmers on the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll (seven) while the women tied for the most on both the conference's Commissioner's Honor (16) and general Honor Roll (27).
In addition, the Bearcats also had eight members inducted into the National College Athlete Honors Society (Chi Alpha Sigma) this spring rounding out their impressive academic accolades.
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