Lawrence women's, men's swim teams earn Scholar All-America honors

Lawrence women's, men's swim teams earn Scholar All-America honors

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University women's and men's swim team both earned Scholar All-America recognition from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America.

The Lawrence women posted an impressive 3.63 grade point average to earn its place on the list. That was the eighth-highest grade point average in the nation with the highest GPA going to Connecticut College at 3.78. Lawrence easily had the highest GPA among the six Midwest Conference schools that made the list.

The Lawrence men put together a 3.11 grade point average to pick up the honor. To be eligible for the award, a team had to post a minimum 3.0 grade point average during the 2017 spring semester.

This marks the third consecutive year the Lawrence women have earned the honor, and this is two years in a row for the Lawrence men.

The Lawrence swimmers put together a great finish to the 2016-17 season. The Lawrence women finished second at the 2017 Midwest Conference Championships to earn the Vikings' highest placement at the league meet since taking second in 2009. The Lawrence men had a small squad but powered to a fourth-place finish at the conference championships.