Swimming and Diving Team Honored Nationally for GPA

July 12, 2019 | Athletics, News
By Kaitlyn R. Layman

The University of Toledo swimming and diving team continues to make a splash in the classroom, earning College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team accolades for spring semester after posting a 3.69 grade-point average.

The team’s average was tied with Bowling Green State University for the seventh highest GPA in the country.

“I am extremely proud of this team,” said Head Coach Jonas Persson. “We work hard in the pool and classroom, and this honor shows just how hard we work. Not only do we have a great team GPA, but, individually, we had 12 girls make Academic All-Mid-American Conference, and a lot of them have really tough and challenging majors.”

The Rockets have a history of academic achievement, as the team had 12 athletes named to the Academic All-MAC team this season. Jessica Avery, Bailey Cahill, Lisa Ericksson, Corinne Harris, Jordyn Polderman, Alida Ramden, Emma Sampson, Ally Sperring, Gracie Storm, Kristen Straszacker, Bec Welke and Elayna Yoskovich represented the Rockets on this year’s academic team. Ramden earned a 4.0 in the classroom, while Avery and Cahill each earned the honor for the third time in their careers.

Indiana State led the way for the women’s teams in the Scholar All-America team honors, posting a 3.75 GPA during spring semester.

The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team honor recognizes teams that have achieved a grade-point average of 3.00 or higher and maintain a roster of 12 or more student-athletes.

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