Men’s and women’s swim teams receive academic recognition

Swim Teams

On Jan. 19, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released the Fall 2020 Scholar All-America teams and both men’s and women’s swim teams made the top ten appearances for Division II.

Teams were selected based on their fall 2020 GPAs. The Flyer men finished the semester with a combined 3.45 GPA, while the women ended with a 3.68.

Head Coach Roger Karns expressed his gratification regarding the academic achievement of his swimmers. “With the ongoing pandemic and stress of being a student-athlete, I was really impressed by their efforts,” said Karns. “It is not easy to be an athlete and do good in the classroom, yet our teams always do.”

As disjointed and interrupted the season has been, Karns recognized that he is proud the Flyers “got the job done in the classroom,” especially for the women, since they did not make the top 10 in 2020. “The fact that people were still able to concentrate on their studies, which is why they are here, and get great academic scores is just awesome,” said Karns. “We have always made academics a core value of this team, and as each year goes by, I think our swimmers understand that more and more.”

Both men’s and women’s teams will hit the road on Feb. 10 as they will be competing at the 2021 GLVC Championships.

Photo credit: Luis Chavez

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