Swimming, diving teams receive academic honors

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UIC student-athletes were honored for good grades. ­(Photo: Steve Woltmann)


The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were awarded Scholar All-America honors by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America.

The recognition was based on a cumulative team GPA of at least 3.0 for the fall semester. The women’s team had a 3.27 GPA, and the men’s team posted a 3.12.

“I am always proud to see our program excel in the classroom,” head coach Tim Loeffler said. “We always talk about why we are called student-athletes and not the other way around. This is just another step they are taking to ensure they are champions for life.”

Loeffler noted that 40 Flames swimmers and divers achieved higher than a 3.0 GPA last fall, and five of them had a perfect 4.0.

Earlier this year, 14 Flames were named to the Horizon League Honor Roll for achieving a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.

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