COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Harvard men's swimming and diving for the second consecutive season posted the second-highest GPA for the fall semester in NCAA Division I to garner Scholar All-America Team honors, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced on Tuesday. It marked the eighth time in the last nine years the Crimson has earned a top-5 GPA among Division I schools.
Harvard turned in a fall semester GPA of 3.63 for the second year in a row, which also equals its best GPA since data has been recorded, dating back to the 2010-11 academic year. The Crimson finished 0.05 behind national-leader Grand Canyon (3.68).
Amongst its Ivy League peers, Harvard ranked first ahead of Columbia (3.53), Dartmouth (3.42), Yale (3.33), Princeton (3.30) and Penn (3.27).
The last nine fall semesters, as previously mentioned, have produced top-5 GPAs among its Division I counterparts. The lone exception came in 2016-17, when the Crimson ranked sixth in Division I.
To earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Team accolades, programs were required to post a GPA of 3.00 or higher for the fall semester and maintain a roster of 12 or more student-athletes.
Harvard will return to action on Feb. 2-3, when it plays host to Yale and Princeton at Blodgett Pool.