St. Louis, Mo., June 26, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis swimming & diving program had both the men and women's teams achieve Scholar All-America Team honors, as announced by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
A record number of 480 institutions were named to the list, as the Bears factored in the top-10 on both sides. The WashU men finished the 2018-19 academic year with a 3.58 grade point average which tied for fifth while the women accumulated a 3.67 GPA which was tied for ninth.
The Scholar All-America Team award is presented to college and university swimming & diving teams who have recorded a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.
CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart noted, "Coach (Brad) Shively is the embodiment of success in the classroom and the pool."
The WashU men were one of just two teams to achieve top-five finishes in team GPA and placement at the 2019 NCAA Division III National Championship. The Bears swam to a program best fifth place finish, totaling nine All-America honors in addition to six All-America honorable mention finishes.
Head coach Brad Shively has led the Bears to seven straight seasons of top-25 finishes for both the men and women. In May it was announced that he would join the CSCAA board as the Division III Men's representative. Shively was awarded the 2019 CSCAA Division III Men's Swimming Coach-of-the-Year.