Xavier Men's, Women's Swimming Named CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams

Coach Brent MacDonald's men's and women's swim teams have demonstrated success in and out of the pool.

Coach Brent MacDonald's men's and women's swim teams have demonstrated success in and out of the pool.

July 11, 2014

CINCINNATI - Xavier University's men's and women's swim teams were named 2014 Spring College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams. This marks the fifth-straight season both teams have earned the distinction. Both teams were also honored in 2006.

"We continue to demand excellence in the pool and in the classroom," said men's and women's swimming head coach Brent MacDonald. "We are proud of the way they handle the pressure in both areas year after year."

The Team Scholar All-American Award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester and again in the spring to recognize teams achieving a 3.0 in the semester coinciding with the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Xavier's women's program posted a 3.36 GPA, tying for 57th among 150 NCAA Division I teams honored. The men's program compiled a 3.24 GPA, tying for 21st best in the nation. 70 DI men's teams received the distinction.

The Musketeers' swim program completed an all-around successful year in 2013-14. The women's team finished third at the team's first BIG EAST Championships, while the Men's team brought home first place. The men's BIG EAST Championship marked the first conference title in program history, as well as the first BIG EAST title for Xavier Athletics.