GW Swimming Ranks 6th in Div. I Academic All-America Standing
Oct. 22, 2008
PHOENIX, AZ -- The George Washington University men's and women's swimming teams combined to rank sixth among all Division I teams in a ranking announced Oct. 21 by the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
GW head coach Dan Rhinehart's women's team earned a 3.40 GPA to tie for 18th in the 81-team standings. The Colonials also posted the highest team GPA among Atlantic 10 Conference teams. The GW men's team GPA of 3.260 tied for 8th of the 44 men's teams recognized.
"Being part of the CSCAA Academic All-America team has always been an honor," Rhinehart said. "In fact, I can't remember a time when we have not been part of this elite academic listing. And, over the years, it has been a strong recruiting tool for us, as this illustrates the strength of our academics here at GW and helps us attract the type of student-athletes who can help us be successful."
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The Colonials' next competition takes place Saturday, Oct. 25, at Georgetown with Providence.