Wittenberg Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Earns National Academic Award

Contact: Ryan Maurer
Office of University Communications
(937) 327-6114

For Immediate Release

Feb. 28, 2012

Wittenberg Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Earns National Academic Award

Springfield, Ohio – Wittenberg University’s women’s swimming and diving team recently earned a College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team award for the fall 2012 semester after posting a sterling 3.21 cumulative team grade point average.

The award honors teams that display excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative team GPA on a 4.0 scale.

“I am very proud of the student-athletes in our program who continue show such tremendous pride in succeeding both in the classroom and in the pool,” said Head Coach Natalie Koukis. “Student-athletes must show an extraordinary amount of dedication, commitment and organization to succeed at the collegiate level, and once again Wittenberg’s women’s swimming and diving team has met the challenge.”

Wittenberg finished the 2011-12 season with a sparkling 9-2 dual meet record before taking fifth place in a loaded nine-team field at the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship meet Feb. 16-18. Between the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, 11 school records fell during the meet and a total of seven NCAA Division III provisional qualifying standards were achieved.

Student-athletes who met those qualifying standards will find out later this week whether they will have the opportunity to compete in the NCAA Division III Championship meet, which is scheduled for March 21-24 at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapois, Indiana.


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