Waves Recognized as CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
July 10, 2014
MALIBU, Calif. - Once again, the Pepperdine women's swimming and diving team has produced impressive marks in the classroom and was honored as a Scholar All-America team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). With a cumulative team grade point average of 3.23, the Waves were one of 150 NCAA Division I programs recognized.
The Scholar All-America team award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams that have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in a single semester. The award is presented twice annually, once following the fall semester and again following the spring semester.
Head coach Nick Rodionoff routinely attracts both athletically and academically gifted student-athletes to Malibu. The Waves placed fifth at the 2014 Pacific Coast Swim & Dive Conference Championship, their highest finish since 2010. In the classroom, one third of the team posted a spring semester GPA of 3.6 or higher.
Cailey Stuebner (Los Altos, Calif./Mountain View HS), a history major entering her senior year this fall, was awarded the team's Top-Scholar Award at the conclusion of the season. Stuebner boasts the highest GPA on the team at 3.9.
Pepperdine was one of five PCSC schools to make the Scholar All-America list. Alaska Fairbanks and Fresno Pacific once again led the league with the top GPAs, coming in a 3.40 and 3.33, respectively. UC San Diego followed with a 3.25 and finally Concordia with a 3.03 GPA.
Minnesota led all Division I schools with a 3.86 GPA.
A complete list of this year's CSCAA Scholar All-America teams can be viewed here.
Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association is the oldest coaches’ organization in America. The CSCAA is dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the collegiate level.