Bridgeport swimmers continue to star in the classroom
The University of Bridgeport women’s and men’s swimming teams wrapped up a successful 2009-2010 season both in the pool and in the classroom, as both teams earned recognition by College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for academic excellence for the 2010 spring semester, the organization announced.
The Bridgeport women posted a 3.46 grade point average during the spring semester to rank fifth amongst the Division II women’s teams who met the minimum requirement 3.00 GPA to earn Team All-Academic Honors. This is the twelfth consecutive semester that the UB women have received this academic honor from the CSCAA.
The UB men, who completed their first year of varsity competition in 2010, checked in at number 12 in the nation with a 3.07 GPA amongst the Division II men’s teams who met the minimum requirement 3.00 GPA. The Purple Knights men also earned Team All-Academic Honors in the fall of 2009.
Bridgeport swimmers were well represented on the NCAA D II Individual All-Academic listings, as for the women, senior Alena Gorlanova (3.84), sophomores Sandra Schmitz (3.84) and Anna Kwiatkowska (3.67) plus freshman Anna Krasnowska (3.60) earned CSCAA NCAA Division II All-Academic Honors. Sophomore Patrycja Zera (3.89) earned CSCAA NCAA Division II Honorable Mention All-Academic Honors.
For the UB men’s team, junior and NCAA Division II 100-yard Breaststroke National Champion Piotr Safronczyk (3.73) and freshman Toni Valcic (3.80) earned CSCAA NCAA Division II All-Academic Honors.
The CSCAA requires a minimum individual grade point average of 3.50 and at least one NCAA Division II “A” qualifying standard to be on the CSCAA NCAA Division II All-Academic Honors list and a minimum Individual GPA of 3.50 and at least one NCAA Division II “B” qualifying standard to be on the CSCAA NCAA Division II Honorable Mention All-Academic Honors list.
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