Senior captain Valerie Urban, who swam to an All-American finish in the 1,650 freestyle in March and was named a Winthrop Scholar, Connecticut College's highest undergraduate academic honor, was a motivating force for her teammates in and out of the pool.
Coach Marc Benvenuti, a six-time NESCAC Coach of the Year now in his 15th year, was equally proud.
"Our women matched our highest finishes at NESCACs and NCAAs by posting our best team GPA. It shows that you can be a great student and a great athlete at Conn," he said.
Benvenuti's women finished a program best: No. 3 at the NESCAC meet and No. 10 at the NCAA meet in Shenandoah, Texas, in March with 10 individual All-American swims. This included the NCAA champion in the 200 breaststroke, Mary Erb '20. The men's team, fourth in the conference, earned a grade point ranking of No. 16 in Division III by the CSCAA.