Wyoming Swimming and Diving Teams Receive Academic All-America Team Honors

July 21, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University ofWyoming men's and women's swimming and diving team hasbeen named an Academic All-America Swimming team for thewinter/spring semester of 2003, as selected by the CollegeSwimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

The swimming and diving team achieved a team grade-pointaverage of 3.026 during the 2003 spring semester. The CSCAArecognizes Academic All-America teams in three categories:1. Commendable, 2.80 gpa of higher; 2. Excellent, 3.00 gpaor better; and 3. Superior, 3.25 gpa or higher. Wyomingreceived recognition in the excellent category.

The Cowboys are one of 250 teams in the nation to behonored by the CSCAA. To qualify for the honor, the CSCAArequires that the grade-point average of a school's entireswimming and diving squad average at least a 2.80 gpa on a4.00 scale.

"We are very proud of out team's academic success,"said UW head swimming coach Tom Johnson. "We strive tohave the same success in the pool as we have in theclassroom.

With all of the demands our student-athletes are under --going to early morning practices five days a week as well asafternoon practices -- it makes this accomplishment evenmore rewarding. This is a great tribute to the work ethicof our young men and women due to the fact that they arepursuing very challenging degrees such as engineering,business, the sciences, as well as a number of otherdifficult and time consuming subjects on top of competing atthe Division-I level."

This recognition marks the second time this season that theWyoming swimming and diving program has been recognized forits academic achievements by the CSCAA. In April, themen's team was named Academic All-America for the fall of2002. The men were recognized in the commendable categoryfor their 2.91 gpa during the fall semester.