March 26, 2001

The University of Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team continued its tradition of excellence in the classroom during the fall semester and earned an Academic all-star team award from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Monday, March 26.

Notre Dame ranked second in the nation for the 2000 fall semester with a 3.324 grade point average (GPA) just behind BYU in first with a 3.35 mark. St. John’s (3.279), Florida (3.21) and Denver (3.19) rounded out the top five on the CSCAA list.

To earn All-Academic honors as a team, the entire team must average at least a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale. In all, 31 Division I swimming and diving teams met the criteria for the 2000 fall semester.

The Notre Dame men posted the top mark in the nation for the 1999 spring semester (3.352) and dropped to second in the 1999 fall rankings. The Irish were ranked seventh for the 2000 spring semester, but rebounded to the second spot in the fall.

The 2000 fall semester top 10

Brigham Young University, 3.35

University of Notre Dame, 3.324

St. John’s University, 3.279

University of Florida, 3.21

University of Denver, 3.19

Dartmouth College, 3.18

Southern Methodist University, 3.15

Providence College, 3.13

Iowa State University, 3.11

Saint Peter’s College, 3.10