Lawrence swim teams capture Scholar All-America honors

Lawrence swim group huddle
The Lawrence swimming and diving teams earned the Scholar All-America award from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Both Lawrence University swimming and diving teams have earned the Scholar All-America award from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America.

The Lawrence women's team earned the honor for the fifth consecutive year after posting a 3.51 grade point average. The Lawrence men put together a 3.19 team grade point average in picking up the honor for the third time in four years.

"Coach (Drew) Fleek has built a program the university can be proud of -- in the pool, the classroom and community," CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart said.

The Lawrence women were well above the median GPA of 3.45, which is the highest ever for the women. Lawrence was one of six women's teams from the Midwest Conference to be honored.

The Lawrence men were just below the men's median GPA of 3.23, and the Vikings were one of six teams from the league to earn the award.

The Lawrence women capped a fine season by taking second at the Midwest Conference Championships with Erin Lengel being chosen as Outstanding Swimmer and Drew Fleek as Women's Coach of the Year. The Lawrence men grabbed fifth place at the MWC Championships.