Niall Janney was one of two men's swimmers to receive
individual All-Academic accolades (David Silverman).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team has received College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) All-Academic Team honors, the organization announced. Two members of the team received individual recognition from the organization, while the team recorded one of the highest team grade point averages in Division I en route to the team award.
Sophomores Niall Janney and Robert Newell both earned All-Academic honorable mention accolades as both student-athletes met the GPA requirements and attained NCAA ‘B’ cuts during the 2009-10 season. With a team GPA of 3.339, Harvard recorded the sixth-highest GPA of all Division I men’s swimming teams in 2009-10, and was one of only 10 teams in the nation to record a team GPA higher than 3.300.
The CSCAA chooses its All-Academic team members on the basis of their performances in the pool and classroom. To be selected to the All-Academic team, swimmers must qualify for the NCAA Championships meet and achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher. Honorable mention selections, meanwhile, must achieve an NCAA provisional qualifying time and a 3.50 or higher GPA.
For the full list of teams and individuals honored, click here.