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Bulldogs Lead Nation In Team GPA

Tim Wise poses with some of his swimmers.
Tim Wise poses with some of his swimmers.

NEW HAVEN, Conn.-  The Yale men's swimming and diving team led all NCAA Division I teams in collective grade point average for the fall 2013 semester. The release of the CSCAA NCAA Division I Scholar All-America Teams on Mar. 5 marked the fifth straight semester that the Bulldogs had topped the rankings.

The Scholar All-America Awards are given each semester to college swimming and diving teams that maintain a GPA of over 3.0. Yale's GPA of 3.62 gave them a significant lead over the runner-up, Harvard. The rival Crimson's collective GPA was 3.41 last semester. American University, Gardener-Webb University and Grand Canyon University rounded out the top five. 
 
The Yale women's swimming and diving team also received Scholar All-America recognition for the fall 2013 semester. Its collective GPA of 3.48 ranked 16th in Division I, and was the highest among Ivy League programs.
 
A full list of the fall 2013 Scholar All-America teams can be viewed here.
 
-Report by Josh Mandell '16