Aug. 2, 2002

The University of Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team continued its tradition of excellence in the classroom during the 2002 winter/spring semester, ending up fifth on the College Swimming Coaches Association All-Academic list for the year. The Irish ended up with a 3.286 grade-point average, finishing behind Evansville, Duke, Georgetown and Dartmouth.

To qualify for the CSCAA list, the grade point average of the entire swimming and diving team, including all team members on the eligibility list, must average at least a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. In all, 38 men’s swimming and diving teams met the criteria for the 2001-02 winter/spring semester.

Notre Dame is one of five BIG EAST Conference teams on the all-academic team list, with Georgetown, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Rutgers.

Notre Dame, under the leadership of head coach Tim Welsh, has traditionally finished well in the CSCAA academic rankings, finishing first in 1999 and second in 2001. The fifth-place ranking for the 2002 winter/spring semester is the seventh consecutive semester the Irish have been ranked in the top 10.