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TACOMA, Wash. - The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its Scholar All-America Teams on Wednesday with the three-time defending Northwest Conference Champion Pacific Lutheran University women's swimming team boasting one of the top grade point averages in the nation.
The Lutes secure the accolade for the sixth consecutive year, generating a cumulative grade point average of 3.64 in the fall semester. PLU's GPA ranks fourth best amongst Division III institutions and 15th nationally across all three NCAA divisions, the NAIA, and junior college ranks.
"I'm so excited to see them recognized," said Head Coach Matt Sellman. "They work so hard in the pool and out to earn success and it shows. They're a perfect example of our belief that excellence is contagious and success breeds success. Their academic success feeds their team success and vice versa."
The CSCAA Scholar All-America Team award recognizes teams' that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2016 fall semester.
The Lutes return to the pool on Saturday, squaring off against crosstown rival University of Puget Sound inside the PLU Pool. Races begin at 1 p.m. as the Lutes' look to finish the NWC dual slate undefeated for the third consecutive season.