The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has named 710 teams to its Scholar All-America list for the Spring 2018 Semester. The teams represent 476 institutions from across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions. To earn the honor, teams were required to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the Semester that coincides with the national championships.
Over the weekend we lost a fellow coach, a friend, a mentor, and someone who brought a lot of joy to our sport. Tony Lisa was not only a coach at his alma mater, Rowan University or Glassboro State as it was known when Tony stalked the soccer pitch for the Profs, he was also a president of the CSCAA, a shoulder to lead on in hard times and someone who was always learning. His obituary is linked below, but I wanted to share some words from his former colleagues:
The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) shows that Division I student-athletes are increasingly succeeding in the classroom and swimming and diving continues to lead the way. Men's teams saw their single-year score rise two points to 981 while women's programs gained a point to 992.
Jon Lederhouse and John Patnott, two mainstays of small college swimming have been awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America. The coaching legends will be recognized at the CSCAA's 58th Annual Awards Banquet on May 7th at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston, Illinois.