COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Harvard men's swimming and diving posted the second-best Spring 2019 grade-point average in the country en route to earning Scholar All-America honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
"Coaches (Kevin) Tyrrell and (Stephanie) Wriede Morawski (Harvard women's swimming and diving) illustrate that athletic success does not come at the expense of high academic standards," CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart said.
The Crimson turned in a 3.67 GPA in the spring, which trailed only Michigan State's 3.72 effort in the classroom. Harvard improved upon its performance from the fall when it registered a GPA of 3.63, and surpassed its spring semester GPA from a year ago (3.62).
Among Ivy League members, the Crimson finished atop the eight-team league, edging Columbia (3.65) for the top perch.
Harvard is coming off a 2018-19 campaign that saw it finish eighth nationally at the NCAA Championships after it claimed its third consecutive Ivy League title.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the first organization of college coaches in America – 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.