Macalester men's swimming and diving ranked among nation’s best academically

Macalester ranked among the top-three GPAs in the nation for both men's and women's swimming and diving last semester. (Photo: Christopher Mitchell)
Macalester ranked among the top-three GPAs in the nation for both men's and women's swimming and diving last semester. (Photo: Christopher Mitchell)

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The College Swimming Coaches of America Association (CSCAA) announced its annual Scholar All-America Team honors for the 2018 fall semester on Tuesday and Macalester College ranks second in all of Division III with a team grade-point average of 3.71. Only MIT's 3.78 team GPA is higher than the Scots this season.

Three other men's teams from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) also received Scholar All-America Team honors, including Carleton (3.42), St. Olaf (3.36), and St. Thomas (3.27). The women's teams from Carleton, Macalester, St. Olaf, and St. Thomas also received Scholar All-America honors.

In order to qualify as a Scholar All-America Team, teams must achieve at least a 3.0 grade point average for the 2018 fall semester. The CSCAA honored 713 men's and women's teams from 460 institutions with Scholar All-America Team recognition. Teams were selected by the CSCAA's Scholar All-America committee on the basis of their Fall grade-point averages and represent a total of 16,502 student-athletes from NCAA Division III.

| CSCAA Release |