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Aggies receive CSCAA team academic honor

April 09, 2014
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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ESSEX FELLS, N.J. --  The Texas A&M women’s swimming and diving team, fresh off a program-best-tying fourth-place finish at nationals, has received Team Scholar All-American status for the 2013 fall semester from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

The 34 members of the 2013-14 Aggies were honored by the CSCAA for combining for a team grade point average of 3.13. To be honored by the CSCAA, teams must have a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

“This recognition is indicative of their total team attitude,” swimming and diving scholastic supervisor Chris Barttelbort said. “They make academic goals a high priority from day one each year, and that message is consistent and contagious from the coaches and the captains on down.”

Like in the classroom, the 2013-14 Aggies were among the nation’s elite in the pool, as well. The Aggies placed second in the rugged Southeastern Conference and went on to score a school-record 336 points while earning fourth place at the 2014 NCAA Championships. The Aggies generated three individual NCAA Champions in seniors Cammile Adams, Breeja Larson and Paige Miller, and nine other swimmers earned All-America honors at the NCAA meet.

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