The women's team posted a 3.12 GPA during the 2005 Fall semester,
April 4, 2006
After posting a successful season in the pool, the University of Utah swimming and diving teams continue to reel in the accolades, this time garnering attention for their academic prowess.
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America announced its Academic All-America teams with 275 squads making the list. The Utah men's and women's swimming and diving teams both made the cut with the women posting a 3.12 GPA during the 2005 Fall semester, while the men earned a 2.97 GPA. The CSCAA will name its individual Academic All-America selections in June.
"I'm very proud of what we have accomplished, academically," said head coach Michael Litzinger. "Our success in the classroom is of the utmost importance to our program."
The University of Utah women's swimming and diving team won its third-straight Mountain West Conference regular-season title and the program's first conference championship in 2006. The women chalked up an overall dual-meet record of 9-1, finishing undefeated in conference dual meets for the second straight year, 8-0. The team also set eight new school records throughout the year in the 100 back, 100 breast, 200 IM, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 1-meter diving and platform diving.
The men's team finished the regular season 4-3 overall and 2-3 in the MWC to finish fourth on the season. At the 2006 MWC Championships, the men placed fifth overall after leading for the first two days of the championship meet. The men's team started the season 4-1 before dropping their final two meets of the season at Air Force and BYU. The men also finished second at the Notre Dame Invitational in December 2005. The men set five school records throughout the year in the, 100 free, 200 back, 800 free relay, 1-meter diving and 3-meter diving.