February 28, 2013

Bulldogs Post Highest GPA in the Country

Yale Earns CSCAA Scholastic All American Team Honors 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's swimming and diving team posted the highest grade-point average in the country for the fall semester of 2012. The College Swimming Coaches Association of America posted its scholar All-American Team rankings on Monday and for the third consecutive semester Yale topped the list. The Elis finished the fall semester with a 3.57 grade-point average, placing them ahead of every other NCAA Division 1 school in the nation.

Yale finished ahead of Harvard (3.48 GPA) and Dartmouth (3.38 GPA). Xavier shared a 3.38 GPA with Dartmouth.

Yale's cumulative grade-point average of the last three semesters, in which the Bulldogs were the top ranked academic team in the nation, is 3.59.

In addition to their sterling record in the classroom, the Elis have put together a tremendous season in the pool. Yale finished the regular season with an 8-2 record.

The Bulldogs are now preparing for the Ivy League Championships, which begin on Thursday, March 7 and end on Saturday, March 9. The championships will take place at Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center in Providence, R.I. 

Report by Charles Tuggle, Yale Sports Publicity.