Oct. 27, 2008
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Six former and current members of the Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team were recognized recently by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for their efforts both in the pool and classroom. The sextuplet of Daniel Rave (4.000), Steven Crowe (3.958), John Lytle (3.933), Sam Stoner (3.875), Patrick Augustyn (3.733) and Steven Brus (3.510) each earned Honorable Mention All-Academic nods from the CSCAA.
Caleb Dunnichay (3.530), who transferred to Notre Dame from Auburn this past offseason, also earned the honor as a member of the Tigers’ squad.
The award was the third such for Stoner and the second for both Crowe and Rave. Of the 75 recipients on the men’s side, Rave was one of six student-athletes recognized with a 4.00 grade-point-average.
“We were very pleased and proud of our men for their great academic accomplishments last year,” Irish head coach Tim Welsh said. “With the 2007-08 season being one of our finest in terms of academics, it is nice to be recognized for those efforts and it serves as even more encouragement to perform just as well, or even better, in the years to come.”
Notre Dame finished with a team grade-point-average of 3.324 and ranked fifth nationally in that category. It was the highest finish since 2002 when the Irish posted an identical mark. Notre Dame ranked first nationally in 1999 with a 3.352 team grade-point-average.
Dartmouth’s men had a team grade-point-average of 3.600 to claim the top spot with Yale second at 3.500. Georgetown (3.376) was third.