MEDFORD, Mass. – The Tufts University men's and women's swimming and diving teams have earned the distinction of Scholar All-America Team for the fall 2017 semester, as announced by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America earlier this week.
Both Jumbo squads join 688 other teams representing 430 schools across all the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA Divisions. To be considered for the honor, a team must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the fall semester. The Tufts women wrapped up the semester with a 3.43, while the men finished with a 3.38. Both teams have a history of earning this award. The CSCAA's website dates the awards back to 2010, and both the Jumbo men and women have consistently been named to the Scholar All-America teams since then.
The men and women have both enjoyed a successful season so far. The men have won six of their dual-meet matchups, with their only loss coming to Division I Boston College. The women have won five of their dual-meets. Both the men and women came in third place at the MIT Invitational.
They are both back in action this Friday and Saturday at the Middlebury Invitational. It will be their final regular season meet before the NESCAC Championships that begin on Feb. 16.