NORFOLK, Va. - The University of Saint Joseph women's swimming & diving team was named a Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), it was announced on Tuesday by the organization.
The Blue Jays were among 174 women's NCAA Division III programs honored and a record 710 men's and women's teams representing 476 colleges and universities spanning NCAA Division I, II and III institutions in addition to NAIA and NJCAA schools. The awards are in recognition of teams' that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2018 Spring Semester. The Scholar All-America Teams are named twice per year (following the fall and spring academic semesters). The University of Saint Joseph has earned Scholar All-America status in each of the last seven semesters dating back to 2015.
USJ posted a team GPA of 3.41 while six of its 11 members boasted a 3.50 GPA or higher, including senior's Veronika Latawiec (Newington, Conn.) and Olivia Kajda (Katowice, Poland) who posted a perfect 4.0.
The Blue Jays finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 4-2 mark in dual meet action, their best dual meet record in program history, and posted their highest-ever finish at the annual NEISDA Championships coming in 13th out of 20 teams in February. The USJ women's swimming & diving team will look to keep building on its recent success when it opens up the 2018-19 season at home on Saturday, October 20th versus Rhode Island College at 1:00 p.m. The complete 2018-19 schedule can be found here.
About the CSCAA
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) - the oldest organization of college coaches in America - is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.