CSCAA Celebrates Student-Athlete Success and Perfection for Seven Conferences

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The CSCAA announced that seven conferences had 100% of their swimming and diving teams selected as Scholar All-America teams.  Every member of The American Athletic Conference, Big 12, Big East, Colonial Athletic Association, Missouri Valley, Northeast and Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference- 161 teams in all - received Scholar All-America honors by earning GPAs of 3.00 or higher for the Fall Semester.

Six men’s conferences, the Big East, America East, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), Big 12, American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) achieved 100% recognition.  

The Big East’s average GPA (3.36), second only to the Ivy League (3.39) which placed 88 percent of their teams Scholar All-America list.  In Division II, the Bluegrass Mountain Conference earned the highest GPA (3.35) while University Athletic Association (3.47) posted the highest GPA all men’s conferences.

The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III) was the only non-Division I men’s league to have all teams earn the recognition.  The nine-team SCIAC earned a 3.31 average GPA.

For the women, seventeen conferences, representing 131 teams achieved perfection with 100% of their member institutions receiving the award.

The Big XII Conference stood out as one of the best among Division I. The league had all five swimming & diving programs listed as Scholar All-America teams and posted the highest GPA among all Division I women’s conferences with a collective 3.51.

Highlighting Division II, the Sunshine State Conference put all seven of their teams on the honor roll and had a league GPA of 3.49. That GPA is good enough to put them at the top of Division II, for men and women combined.

In Division III, the SCIAC again led the way along with the Heartland Conference.  Both leagues boasted 100% on their teams earning Scholar All-America highlighted by league GPAs of 3.51 and 3.35 respectively.

In total, eighty-five conferences placed at least sixty percent of their swimming & diving teams onto the Scholar All-America list.

Top Conference GPA's

Division I - Women

3.52 - Big 12
3.50 - Mid-American
3.50 - CCSA
3.49 - Big East
3.49 - Ivy League
3.47 - WAC
3.46 - Missouri Valley
3.46 - Northeast
3.44 - Summit
3.42 - ACC

Division I - Men
3.39 - Ivy League
3.36 - Big East
3.29 - Atlantic 10
3.28 - WAC
3.25 - Mid-American
3.25 - SEC
3.23 - Pac-12
3.21 - America East
3.20 - ACC
3.18 - CAA

Division II, III & NAIA - Women
3.53 - UAA
3.51 - SCIAC
3.51 - MIAA
3.51 - NEWMAC
3.50 - GLVC
3.49 - Sunshine State
3.48 - NESCAC
3.44 - Empire 8
3.42 - CCIW
3.42 - PCSC

Division II, III & NAIA - Men

3.47 - UAA
3.33 - Sunshine State
3.33 - Northwest
3.31 - SCIAC
3.30 - Centennial
3.28 - MIAA
3.27 - Liberty League
3.26 - GLIAC
3.26 - Metro
3.26 - Mountain East

Minimum 60% of Teams Receiving Award

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Division I Men’s Conferences

100% Big East Conference 3.36
100% America East 3.21
100% Colonial Athletic Association 3.18
100% Big 12 Conference 3.13
100% American Athletic Conference 3.08
88% Ivy League 3.39
83% Pacific-12 Conference 3.23
80% Mid-American Conference 3.25
71% Western Athletic Conference 3.28
70% Southeastern Conference 3.25
70% Big Ten Conference 3.13
64% Atlantic Coast Conference 3.2
63% Atlantic 10 Conference 3.29
60% Summit League 3.14

Division II, III and NAIA Men’s Conferences

100% Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.31
88% University Athletic Association 3.47
86% Sunshine State Conference 3.33
83% New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference 3.21
83% Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.28
80% Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.26
78% Liberal Arts 3.2
75% Northwest Conference 3.33
71% Centennial Conference 3.3
71% College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.16
71% Southern Athletic Association 3.15
71% Landmark Conference 3.14
70% Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.25
70% Liberty League 3.27
70% North Coast Athletic Conference 3.23
67% Mountain East Conference 3.26
63% Metropolitan Swimming Conference 3.26
60% Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference 3.25

Division I Women’s Conferences

100% Big 12 Conference 3.52
100% Mid-American Conference 3.50
100% Big East Conference 3.49
100% Ivy League 3.49
100% Western Athletic Conference 3.47
100% Missouri Valley Conference 3.46
100% Northeast Conference 3.46
100% Atlantic Coast Conference 3.42
100% Pacific-12 Conference 3.41
100% Southeastern Conference 3.40
100% American Athletic Conference 3.39
100% Colonial Athletic Association 3.39
92% Big Ten Conference 3.36
91% Atlantic 10 Conference 3.35
90% Mountain West Conference 3.38
89% Coastal Collegiate Sports Association 3.50
88% Mountain Pacific Sports Federation 3.26
86% America East 3.27
83% Conference USA 3.38
70% Patriot League 3.41
67% Summit League 3.44
60% Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.41

Division II, III and NAIA Women’s Conferences

100% Sunshine State Conference 3.49
100% Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.40
100% New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference 3.33
100% Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.51
100% Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.35
91% Liberal Arts 3.32
89% Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.50
88% Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.39
88% University Athletic Association 3.53
88% Northwest Conference 3.41
88% Centennial Conference 3.40
86% College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.42
83% Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.40
83% Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.51
83% Capital Athletic Conference 3.28
83% Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference 3.42
80% New England Women's and Men's Athletics Conference 3.51
78% Midwest Conference 3.34
78% North Coast Athletic Conference 3.32
75% Landmark Conference 3.40
71% Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.40
71% Little East Conference 3.32
71% New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association 3.30
71% Southern Athletic Association 3.25
70% Liberty League 3.40
69% Bluegrass Mountain Conference 3.39
64% New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.48
63% Presidents Athletic Conference 3.33
60% Great Midwest Athletic Conference 3.35
60% Empire Eight Conference 3.44
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Swim Veteran Zimmer Joins CSCAA as Director of Operations

Swim Veteran Zimmer Joins CSCAA as Director of Operations

The CSCAA is excited to welcome longtime swimming industry insider Matt Zimmer as Director of Operations. Zimmer comes to CSCAA with over 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the swim industry. This new role is part of the organization’s expansion and will allow CSCAA to further provide support and resources at every level of intercollegiate swimming and diving.

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