For Fourth Semester in a Row, Bulldogs Post Nation’s Top GPA

Rob Harder. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Rob Harder. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Earn CSCAA Scholar All-American Team Honors

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—For the fourth semester in a row, the Yale men's swimming and diving team led the nation in academic performance, topping the recently released CSCAA Scholar All-American Team rankings.

With an average team GPA of 3.57, the Elis took home CSCAA Scholar All-American Team honors, which require a minimum team GPA of 3.00. They were substantially above the second-place Division I team, Eastern Illinois, which posted a 3.47 average.

In addition, six members of the team also received CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mentions, which is presented to collegiate swimmers and divers who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, have achieved a "B" time standard, but have not qualified to compete in their respective national championship.

Seniors Paschall Davis and Tyler Pramer, juniors Alwin Firmansyah, Rob Harder and Michael Lazris, and sophomore Brian Hogan all received CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention awards. Harder took home first team All-Ivy League honors earlier in the year for his performances in the 500-yard and 1000-yard freestyle events at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Bulldogs will look to continue to maintain their strong performances in and out of the water as they head into the 2013-14 season.

Full CSCAA rankings are available here.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.