Both the Alfred State men's and women's swimming & diving team have earned College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American team honors following the 2019 spring semester. The men are earning the honor for the 6th straight semester. Teams were selected by the CSCAA's Scholar All-America committee on the basis of their Spring grade point averages and represent a record 480 institutions were named to the list that featured 480 institutions.
The Pioneer men registered a 3.11 GPA as a team. Nine members of the team were above a 3.0 led by a 3.92 by Ryan McDowell.
The women's team registered a 3.07 GPA as a team. Nine members of the team were above a 3.0 led by a 3.75 by Rebecca Stevens.
To earn the honor, teams were required to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the Spring Semester and maintain a roster of 12 or more student-athletes.
CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart noted: "Coach Weston has humbly built a program the University can be proud of - in the pool, the classroom and as alumni."
A record number of teams achieved Scholar All-America status in each NCAA Division with men's teams seeing the biggest gains. The increase can be attributed to the growing number of men's teams. "For three years now, we've seen schools add more men's teams than women's," explained Earhart, "and now we're seeing those new teams produce the caliber of student-athlete we've come to expect in swimming and diving."
At 3.45, the median GPA among women's teams was the highest on record. The men's median (3.23) was down slightly from the Fall semester.