KU swimming and diving receives academic honor for 36th consecutive semester

For the 36th consecutive semester, the Kansas swimming and diving program was selected to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Scholar All-America Team, the school announced this week.

The Jayhawks finished the 2020 spring semester with a 3.95 grade-point average and were one of 461 programs and nearly 18,000 swimmers and divers nationwide to receive the honor from the CSCAA this spring.

“Our team did a very good job in all facets during an extremely weird year,” said KU coach Clark Campbell, whose team had a GPA of 3.60 or better for the fifth consecutive semester. “We are very proud.”

To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America team, programs must achieve a team GPA of 3.0 or better during a given semester.

“No team was unaffected by this spring’s pandemic,” CSCAA executive director Greg Earhart said in a news release. “But Athletic Director (Jeff) Long and Chancellor (Douglas) Girod can and should be proud of their team and the work of Clark.”

Founded in 1922, the CSCAA 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.

It was the first organization of college coaches in America.

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