For the fourth straight year, both The University of Scranton men's and women's swimming & diving teams were honored for their work in the classroom, earning College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) NCAA Division III Scholar All-America team honors for the Spring 2019 semester.
In all, 480 institutions were named to the list. In this past semester, the Royals women's swimming & diving team recorded a team grade point average of 3.61, while the men's team recorded a 3.31 GPA in the Spring.
CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart noted: "Coach Mark Yankovich has built a program the university can be proud of - in the pool, the classroom, and community."
A record number of teams achieved Scholar All-America status in each NCAA Division with men's teams seeing the biggest gains. Also, at 3.45, the median GPA among women's teams was the highest on record.
In the pool in 2018-19, both the men's and women's swimming & diving teams finished third at the 2019 Landmark Conference Championships, which were held in February in Germantown, Md. In all, nine student-athletes were All-Landmark First Team selections, with sophomore Lauren Byrne (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) earning Women's Swimmer of the Year honors and junior Michael Diana (Somerset, N.J./Immaculata-Somerville) nabbing Male Diver of the Year accolades from the Landmark.
Also, sophomore Audrey Campo (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep) earned an invitation to the 2019 NCAA Championships, swimming in three events. With her selection, Campo became the first Scranton swimmer to compete at the NCAA Championships since 2001.
For the full CSCAA Division III Scholar All-America Teams for both men's and women's swimming & diving, click here.