Men’s Swimming and Diving Garners Team, Individual Academic Honors

Harvard had the second-highest team GPA among Division I schools in 2010-11 (Harvard Athletic Communications).

The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team recorded the second-highest team GPA among Division I schools in 2010-11, as the squad earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honors, the organization announced. Six members of last year’s squad also received individual scholar All-America honorable mention honors.  

The Crimson compiled a 3.40 team GPA during the 2010-11 season, tying it for second place among Division I schools with Boston College, and just .04 back of Denver. The team GPA represents an improvement from the 2009-10 season, where the Crimson placed sixth among Division I programs with a 3.34 team grade-point average.

Three freshmen led the way with the individual honors, as Chris Satterthwaite, Wes Stearns and Danny Crigler earned honorable mention accolades. Junior Nicholas Tan also earned a spot on the Scholar All-America squad, and seniors Blake Lewkowitz ’10 and Will Heyburn ’10 rounded out the sextet of honorees.

The CSCAA chooses its Scholar All-America team members on the basis of their performances in the pool and classroom. To be selected to the squad, 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 honored, click here.

For the full list of individuals honored, click here.