Swim and Dive Teams Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Marks

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its Scholar All-America teams Tuesday morning, seeing the Loras College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both receive the honor after a strong spring in the pool and in the classroom. 

To be eligible for the award, a team must post a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) during the spring semester. The women’s team earned the honor for the eighth straight time in as many years, posting a team GPA of 3.6 and the men nabbed the program’s sixth honor with a 3.13 GPA. Loras was one of 426 institutions named to the Scholar All-America list.

The Duhawks closed out the 2020-21 season with the men earning a third place finish in the conference championship meet while Sarah Shafer (’21) highlighted the women’s team with a first place finish in the 100 meter backstroke to help guide the women’s team to a fourth place finish.

The 2021-22 season is set to kick-off on Oct. 1, 2021 as head coach Nick Wyllie and the Duhawks welcome alumni back to San Jose Pool for the annual Alumni Meet. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM. 

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).