March 5, 2012
Siena swimming and diving's season may be over, but the team had one more trophy to add to its mantle Monday morning. The Saints were honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America with Scholar All American status, continuing the program's tradition of excellence in the classroom.
The Saints had a 3.18 cumulative GPA after the Fall 2011 semester, ranking higher than academic powerhouses such as Duke (3.17), Penn (3.14), North Carolina (3.13), and Princeton (3.11). As a conference, the MAAC had a stellar presence on the list, with nine of the conference's ten schools receiving national accolades.
The award is one of many recent outside-the-pool honors for the program. 2011 graduate Brittany Pavolko was a Capital One Academic All-District Women's At-Large Second Team selection last summer, and current senior Katie Carew was the MAAC's nominee for the NCAA Student Athlete Sportsmanship Award.