Yale Leads the Nation in GPA Again

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Christopher Luu. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Earn CSCAA Scholar All America Team Honors

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale men's swimming and diving team remains the nation's top academic squad, as the Bulldogs topped the recently released CSCAA Scholar All America Team rankings for the spring with a 3.62 team GPA. This comes on the heels of Yale topping the fall rankings with a 3.59 GPA. Yale was one of 69 schools to earn CSCAA Scholar All America Team honors, which require a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Bulldogs' 3.62 mark put them well ahead of second-place Eastern Illinois (3.55). Harvard (3.54), Dartmouth (3.48) and Villanova (3.37) rounded out the top five.

The academic success as a team was bolstered by the individual performance of captain Christopher Luu, an economics major who earned Academic All-Ivy League recognition for his work in the classroom.

Yale also experienced success in the water this season, posting a 6-2 regular season record and then breaking eight school records at the Ivy League Championship meet. A pair of Bulldogs competed at the recent U.S. Olympic Trials.

With just four seniors lost to graduation, the team heads into 2012-13 -- its third season with Tim Wise as the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Director of Swimming -- poised to continue its run of success both in and out of the water.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity