For the 36th consecutive semester, the Kansas swimming and diving program was selected to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Scholar All-America Team, the school announced this week.
The Jayhawks finished the 2020 spring semester with a 3.95 grade-point average and were one of 461 programs and nearly 18,000 swimmers and divers nationwide to receive the honor from the CSCAA this spring.
“Our team did a very good job in all facets during an extremely weird year,” said KU coach Clark Campbell, whose team had a GPA of 3.60 or better for the fifth consecutive semester. “We are very proud.”
To be selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-America team, programs must achieve a team GPA of 3.0 or better during a given semester.
“No team was unaffected by this spring’s pandemic,” CSCAA executive director Greg Earhart said in a news release. “But Athletic Director (Jeff) Long and Chancellor (Douglas) Girod can and should be proud of their team and the work of Clark.”
Founded in 1922, the CSCAA is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.
It was the first organization of college coaches in America.