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Dartmouth Swimming and Diving Named Scholar All-America Team

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By John and Matt Risley
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HANOVER, N.H.- The Dartmouth swimming and diving teams were announced as two of Division I's College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All America Teams. The Dartmouth men are ranked No. 3 and the Dartmouth women are ranked No. 11.

The men's team is one of three Ivy League teams ranked in the top five. Yale takes the top spot with a 3.59 team grade-point average while the Dartmouth men take third place with a 3.41 grade point average, just ahead of Ivy League rival, Harvard who takes the fourth spot with a 3.4 GPA.  Rounding out the top five are Villanova at No. 2 with a 3.48 and Denver at No. 5 with a 3.4.

The Dartmouth women are also one of the top academic teams in Division I and are the top-ranked Ivy League team at No. 11 with a team grade point average of 3.45. Yale is the next ranked Ivy League squad checking in at No. 49 with a 3.34 GPA. South Carolina takes the top spot on the women's side with a 3.62 grade point average followed by East Carolina (3.56), Clemson (3.55); Iona with a 3.54 GPA and Wagner with a 3.52 round out the top five.

The CSCAA Team Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring). See the complete rankings here

The Dartmouth women's swimming and diving team opens the 2012 Ivy League Championship on Thursday (Feb. 23) at Harvard's Blodgett Pool. The three-day meet concludes on Saturday (Feb. 25). The men's Ivy League Championship will be held March 1-3 at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool.