Swimming and Diving earns National Scholar All-America honors

    Jessica Anderson is one of six Saluki swimmers currently holding a perfect 4.0 GPA.

    Jessica Anderson is one of six Saluki swimmers currently holding a perfect 4.0 GPA.

    Feb. 27, 2013

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    CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois men's and women's swimming and diving programs were both honored as Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The honor is given to programs who post a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    "Our athletes continue to amaze me," head coach Rick Walker said. "They put in so much work in the pool. Then, I see something like this, and I'm reminded that they're also near the top of the country academically. I couldn't be more proud of these young men and women."

    The men's team has a cumulative team GPA of 3.33, which is eight-best nationally among Division I swimming and diving programs. The women's team has a 3.36 GPA, which is tied for 39th nationally. Both programs have raised their GPAs by nearly a tenth of a point from last year.

    The men conclude the team season with the MAC Championship from March 7-9. Southern Illinois is hosting the Championship, which will be held in the Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium in the SIU Rec Center.

     

     

    Saturday, Jan 17
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Feb 7
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM
    Wednesday, Feb 18
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 6:00 PM
    Thursday, Feb 19
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. All Day
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