The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) men's and women's swimming & diving teams garnered College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Spring Scholar All-America praise as recently announced by the organization.
The CSCAA has named 710 teams to its Scholar All-America list for the Spring 2018 Semester. The teams represent 476 institutions from across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions. The CSCAA recognizes teams with the Scholar All-America Award for achieving a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. Among teams with a dozen or more student-athletes, Caltech's men's team (3.63) led Division III programs with twelve or more participants.
Success in the classroom and pool went hand-in-hand. On average, 23 of the top 25 top finishers in each of the NCAA Championships earned the award, with every NCAA title-winning team in all three divisions posting a GPA of 3.17 or higher. Nine teams finished among the top ten nationally in both team GPA and at their respective national championships.
- Stanford Women - NCAA Division I title and 4th-highest GPA
- Queens University of Charlotte Women - NCAA Division II title and 4th highest GPA
- Stanford Men - NCAA Finish: 7th / GPA Ranking: 4th
- Louisville Women - NCAA Finish: 5th place / GPA Ranking: 7th
- Carson-Newman Women NCAA Finish: 9th place / GPA Ranking: 8th
- MIT Men NCAA Finish: 5th / GPA Ranking: 6th
- MIT Women NCAA Finish: 6th / GPA Ranking: 7th
- Pomona Pitzer Men NCAA Finish: 8th / GPA Ranking: 4th
- Pomona Pitzer Women NCAA Finish: 9th / GPA Ranking: 9th
On the men's side, SCIAC teams earning recognition were: Caltech (3.63), Pomona-Pitzer (3.52), Chapman (3.32), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3.28), Occidental (3.26), and Redlands (3.18).
Women's teams were the following: Pomona-Pitzer (3.67), Chapman (3.42), Occidental (3.42), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3.41), Redlands (3.41), Caltech (3.33), and Whittier (3.27).