Swimming Proves Everlasting in Academic Excellence

Swimming Proves Everlasting in Academic Excellence

Norfolk, Va. – Lynn University's swimming program collected its eighth consecutive College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team Award while Catalina Berraud-Galea was named a CSCAA Scholar All-American, as announced on Wednesday.  

Posting a collective team grade point average of 3.6, the Fighting Knights were 10th in Division II and tied for 44th in the nation among all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA institutions.  This was also the second consecutive semester Lynn has logged a GPA of 3.6 or better and seventh overall.

"I am so proud of our team for upholding the high academic reputation we have striven so hard to achieve.  Day in and day out this program pushes itself to succeed not only in the pool but in the classroom," said head coach Niki Alvarez.

Berraud-Galea was the lone representative from the Blue and White to be recognized as a Scholar All-American, marking the fifth consecutive year with at least one selection for the program and second straight honor for the sophomore out of Toay, Argentina. She adds this accolade to a bevy of honors, which included CSCAA All-America Honorable Mention accolades for the 500 and 1650 freestyle, All-Sunshine State Conference and a 1650 free silver medal at the SSC Championship.

A record 997 swimmers and divers collected Scholar All-America accolades with the SSC earning 24 selections.  The selections recognize students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and have participated in their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.