LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - The Siena Swimming & Diving team has been named a Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team. The Saints earned distinction from the organization for achieving a cumulative team grade point average in excess of a 3.0 during the most recent spring semester.
For the first time in the 95-year history of the CSCAA more than 700 teams have received Scholar All-America recognition. CSCAA Executive Director Joel Shinofield cited Siena’s success noting: “Coach Paul Kueterman has done an exceptional job building a top program in the pool and classroom at Siena. We are very fortunate to have schools like Siena and people like Siena President Br. F. Ed Coughlin, O.F.M., Ph.D and Vice President and Director of Athletics John D’Argenio who support these exceptional student-athletes.”
In total, 720 teams, representing 443 institutions achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 semester.
The Saints also earned Scholar All-America recognition earlier this school year, following the Fall 2016 semester. The award is presented twice annually, once following the fall semester and once again after the spring semester. This is the 12th straight semester the Saints have been recognized by the CSCAA.
Siena currently boasts an impressive 3.56 following an impressive spring semester in the classroom. The Saints hold the 33rd highest GPA of women’s teams amongst the 173 NCAA Division I women’s teams earning the recognition.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America is the oldest professional organization of college coaches in America. The CSCAA is dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the collegiate level.