Women's Swimming Garners National Academic Award

Evanston, Ill.-----Less than a month ago, the San Jose State University women's swimming and diving program earned its first NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition award for outstanding academic achievement in the 2010-11 academic year.

            For the Spartans, their latest academic achievement was a team accomplishment as one of 119 NCAA Division I women's swimming and diving programs to earn Scholar All-America Team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

            To earn this award, a program must have a team cumulative grade-point average 3.00 or higher.  San Jose State had a team grade-point average of 3.21 for the 2012 spring semester. The Spartans were one of four Western Athletic Conference schools to be named to the team. Other 2011-12 WAC schools to be named include New Mexico State, Hawaii, Fresno State.

            Clemson and Alabama had the highest team grade-point averages for Spring 2012 with a 3.62 on a 4.00 scale.