Swimming & Diving Lead Institutions' Academic Scores


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.  Once again, women's swimming posted the second-highest APR among sports with fifty or more teams while the men again earned the fourth-highest score.

That success compared to other sports extended down to the campus level.  Fifty-seven swimming and diving teams earned the highest APR in their athletic department with ten schools leading the way for both men's and women's departments.  Those programs included Davidson College, Georgetown, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Michigan State, Oakland, Penn, Southern Illinois, Villanova and William & Mary.

Fifty seven teams received NCAA public recognition awards after scoring in the top 10 percent.  Of those, four - Dartmouth and Georgetown's women and Holy Cross' men's and women's programs have earned the award in each of the program's thirteen years.

The news from the NCAA comes in advance of the CSCAA recognizing its Scholar All-America teams.  Last spring the association recognized 671 teams for achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The schools where swimming and diving posting their institution's highest APRs are listed below.

Women's Teams

American University 1000
Boise State 1000
Colorado State 1000
Columbia University 1000
Dartmouth College 1000
Davidson College 1000
Duquesne 1000
Eastern Illinois 1000
Fordham 1000
Georgetown 1000
Holy Cross 1000
Iowa 998
Lehigh 1000
Loyola Marymount 1000
Marshall 1000
Massachusetts, Amherst 1000
Michigan State 998
Minnesota 1000
Monmouth 1000
Mount St. Mary's 1000
North Carolina State 1000
Northwestern 1000
Notre Dame 1000
Oakland 1000
Pennsylvania 1000
Pepperdine 1000
Providence College 1000
Seton Hall 1000
Southern Illinois 1000
Southern Methodist 1000
UMBC 991
UNC Wilmington 1000
Villanova 1000
Western Illinois 995
William & Mary 1000
Xavier 1000
Yale 1000

Men's Teams

Ball State 994
Boston College 1000
Brown University 1000
Bucknell 1000
Canisius College 1000
Davidson College 1000
Denver 1000
Georgetown 1000
Holy Cross 1000
Lehigh 1000
Louisiana State 1000
Michigan State 1000
Missouri State 1000
Oakland 1000
Pennsylvania 1000
Pittsburgh 993
Southern Illinois 983
Villanova 1000
William & Mary 1000