For only the second time since 1998, a NCAA Division I institution has added men’s swimming and diving to its athletic department. Mount St. Mary’s University President Simon Newman announced that the university, perhaps best known for legendary basketball coach Jim Phelan, will begin competition this Fall. This marks the first newly-established men’s Division I team since Manhattan University added swimming in 2008.Read More
The University of Georgia captured every first-place vote to lead the College Swimming Coaches Association of America / TYR Top 25.
It was the second-straight poll that Georgia has led the poll, but streaks are nothing new to the Bulldogs. With their 173.5-121.5 win over Tennessee, Georgia has won its 99th consecutive meet at Gabrielsen Natatorium.
Following a pair of impressive wins against top ten teams, the University of Texas showed why it remains atop College Swimming Coaches Association of America / TYR Top 25 Swimming & Diving Poll. Over the course of the season the Longhorns have been ranked number one on every single ballot except one.
The University of California remained in second while Florida and Georgia flip-flopped with the Gators moving up to third and the Bulldogs falling to fourth.
The CSCAA Poll Committee produces in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll. The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Ranking are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets.
|Also Receiving Votes:
Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Denver, Utah, Texas A&M, Harvard, Grand Canyon
After leading the College Swimming Coaches Association of America / TYR Top 25 Swimming & Diving Poll for much of the year, the University of Virginia was replaced at the top by the University of Georgia. "We are proud of what this team is doing, and it means a great deal that others are recognizing our accomplishments."Read More
The Texas men and Virginia women remain atop the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America / TYR Top 25 Swimming & Diving Poll. Rankings are compiled by CSCAA-member coaches and released on a bi-weekly basis.
The next polls will be released January 13th (Women) and January 20th (Men).
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Duke 15 , Minnesota 9 , Ohio State 8 , Princeton 6
Minnesota 6 , Utah 3 , Georgia Tech 3 , Harvard 2 , Brigham Young 2 , Grand Canyon 2 , Air Force 1 ,
Men's Poll Committee
Chair: Bill Roberts, Navy; Committee: Chad Craddock, UMBC; Dan Ross, Purdue; Vic Riggs, West Virginia; Mandy Commons-Disalle, Cincinnati; Dave Salo, Southern California; McGee Moody, South Carolina; Brian Schrader, Denver; Gary Taylor, NC State
Women's Poll Committee
Division I Women
Chair: Suzanne Yee - Princeton, Dan Colella - Duke, Roric Fink - Texas, Naya Higashijima - UCLA, Tanica Jamison - Texas A&M, Mike Keeler - San Diego, Colleen Murphy - Air Force, Sue Novitsky - Illinois, Katie Robinson - Tulane,
About the CSCAA
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.
Founded in Huntington Beach, CA by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints. Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.
As you know, with the new Division I autonomy group structure, legislation has been approved for paying Full Cost Of Attendance. In response to that, a committee is presently studying the impact of the ruling and is seeking feedback from schools, conferences, and coach associations. Linked is a document that should be read and discussed with the appropriate administrators and other coaches at your institution. After discussing you will be asked to complete a survey with the following questions (do not try to fill out below and return). The survey will be sent the week of December 14. Please be thorough in reviewing the linked document in preparation for responding to the survey. We will provide two responses, one for Women's Swimming and Diving and one for Men's Swimming and Diving.
Sample Survey Questions- based on information outlined in the above linked document.
FEEDBACK ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FINANCIAL AID UP TO THE COST OF ATTENDANCE
1. In your opinion, is the issue of roster expansion a concern to the Division I Commitment to Fair Competition that needs to be addressed proactively based on the information available?
2. Would you prefer more data about how cost of attendance in equivalency sports is affecting the Division I Commitment to Fair Competition before modifying the legislation, as the legislation went into effect August 1, 2015 (i.e., Concept No. 1)?
Whether proposed for the 2016-17 legislative cycle or at a later point, please review Question No. 3 to determine if it is a viable alternativeto address potential negative impact to Fair Competition in equivalency sports arising out of the recently adopted cost of attendance legislation.
3. Does the concept of allowing schools to provide cost of attendance without impacting the equivalency numerator and denominator, only in proportion to a student-athlete’s equivalency computation, appropriately address the concern over the application of cost of attendance (i.e., Concept No. 2)?
4. In addition, the working group reviewed Proposal No. 2015-67: Financial Aid – Maximum Limits on Financial Aid – Team Limits – Nonathletically Related Institutional Financial Aid. The proposal, if adopted, will have a direct impact on the charge of the working group as it may further the concern regarding the application of cost of attendance in equivalency sports. However, because the proposal will be voted on in April 2016 by the NCAA Division I Council, the working group is interested in gathering the membership’s feedback as it relates to the proposal. Therefore, do you support the Division I Council adopting Proposal No. 2015-67 as legislation in April 2016?
For swimmers and divers, a gold medal is the ultimate achievement. In the latest release of academic success among student-athletes, however, it appears that swimmers and divers are succeeding as much in the classroom as they are in the pool.Read More