Swimming and Diving Have Stellar Academic Semester Posting 30 Team GPAs

first_imgStory Links The Cardinals are back in action on Jan. 10 when they travel to Missouri for a noon (CT) showdown at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. Print Friendly Version The University of Louisville men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed another strong performance in the classroom in the 2018 fall semester with both squads registering a cumulative GPA marking of 3.0 or better.The women’s team posted a 3.74 team GPA, the highest on record with 15 Cardinals earning 4.0s. In all, 36 of 38 had a 3.0 or better, 31 made the Dean’s List/Dean’s Scholars and qualified as Red & Black Scholar Athletes for having a cumulative GPA above 3.25. Spring of 2005 was the last time the women’s team was under a team 3.0, making 27 semesters in a row for them.  The women’s team has enjoyed unparalleled success during that time, finishing 5th at the 2018 NCAA National Championships, which included an individual NCAA crown for Mallory Comerford in the 200 freestyle. The 2018 fall semester saw three women’s swimmers graduate:  Sophie Cattermole (sport administration), Ashley LeClair (early elementary education) and Marah Pugh (finance). The women are currently ranked No. 6 in the nation in the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) TYR Top 25 Poll.center_img The men registered a 3.15 team GPA last semester. Overall, 21 of 33 members of the Louisville men’s team closed the 2018 fall semester with a 3.0 GPA or better. The current stretch of academic success for the Cardinals dates back five straight semesters with a team GPA of 3.0 or better which coincides with consistent success in the pool for Louisville, which culminated in a Top Ten finish for the men in the 2018 NCAA Championships and a current ranking of No. 8 in the nation in the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) TYR Top 25 Poll. The 2018 fall semester culminated with breaststroke specialist and former Olympian Carlos Claverie earning his undergraduate degree in marketing from UofL. The men had one swimmer with a 4.0 average for the semester and 15 qualified as Red & Black Scholar Athletes for having a cumulative GPA above 3.25. last_img

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