June 15, 2016
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama swimming and diving men and women were both honored as Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America it was announced Wednesday.
Alabama was the only school to have both its men’s and women’s teams post better than a 3.35 team grade point average, with the women earning a GPA of 3.65 and the men posting a 3.44. Overall, the Crimson Tide men and were both ranked sixth by team GPA. Alabama’s men and women were ranked first and second, respectively, in the Southeastern Conference by team GPA.
Nationally, Alabama’s men finished sixth at the 2016 NCAA Championships and were ranked No. 1 nationally by team GPA among the team’s that scored at the NCAA Championships.
The Tide women, which finished 28th at the NCAA Championships, were second by team GPA among all schools that scored at this year’s national championships and were first by team GPA among those schools that scored 20 or more points at the national championships.
The Tide men were one of just two schools that finished in the top-10 nationally at the NCAA Championships and by team GPA (6th) while Alabama’s women were one of just four teams that finished in the top 30 both at the NCAA Championships (28th) and by team GPA (6th).
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