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The Rockets posed for a photo with the 2012 Mid-American Conference Swimming and Diving Championship trophy.

The University of Toledo swimming and diving team members are champions in the water and in the classroom.

The team has achieved Scholar All-American status for fall semester, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America announced this week. The team posted a combined 3.450 grade point average during fall semester.

“These girls represent the true meaning of being a student-athlete,” said Head Coach Liz Hinkleman. “We are proud of their success both in the classroom and in the pool.”

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America presents the Team Scholar All-American award to college and university swimming and diving teams that have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The scholastic recognition comes days after the team won the 2012 Mid-American Conference Swimming and Diving Championship at the University of Akron’s Ocasek Natatorium. The Rockets scored 635 points to beat runner-up Ohio University (612 points) and win their second conference title in three years and second in program history.

Five UT swimmers earned first-team All-MAC accolades, while two others were named second-team All-MAC. Hinkleman was named the 2012 MAC Coach of the Year.

A complete listing of all institutions that achieved Scholar All-American honors can be found at www.cscaa.org.

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