Swimming & Diving Honored For Academic Excellence

Evanston, Ill. - The San Jose State University women's swimming and diving team was recognized earlier this month by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as one of 341 intercollegiate programs named to its Scholar-Athlete All-American list.

The list recognizes those programs that achieved a combined grade point average of 3.00 or better during the fall 2009 semester. The 341 teams, representing 241 different institutions, is the largest number of award recipients since the CSCAA raised the criteria for selection in 2008.

San Jose State, directed by fifth-year head coach Sage Hopkins, compiled a grade point average of 3.12 as a squad.

Junior sprinter Meghan McCurley and sophomore standout Heather Denman, the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, were previously honored with CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention in 2009, becoming the first swimmers in program history to be recognized as such.

Hopkins took his team to San Antonio, Texas, early on the morning of Monday, February 22, for the 2010 WAC Championship, to be held Wednesday through Saturday, February 24-27. Live results can be accessed free of charge through SJSUSpartans.com, with live video streaming of finals available for a paid subscription fee through WAC.tv, each night starting at 4:30 p.m. PT.