NORFOLK, Va. (June 19, 2018) – The Caltech men's and women's swimming & diving teams added another pair of accolades to a stellar 2018, with both teams earning Scholar All-America distinction according to an annual release from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
The men's 3.63 team GPA represented the highest mark amongst a field of over 100 qualifying institutions in Division III. One of the team's top contributors, Caltech Male Scholar Athlete of the Year Alexander Bourzutschky (Potomac, Md. / Montgomery Blair) contributed a 3.96 GPA to boost his team and recently received an at-large bid to the Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team selected by CoSIDA, which recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The men's GPA is also the third-highest GPA across all three NCAA divisions, trailing only Division II Adelphi University for the highest outright number in the country among men's programs.
The women's team, meanwhile put together a 3.33 GPA to also make the list of qualifying teams. The CSCAA recognizes teams with the Scholar All-America Award for achieving a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.