NORFOLK, Va. – The Connecticut College women's swimming team has been recognized as a CSCAA Scholar-All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America by posting the second-highest team GPA in the nation.
To earn the distinction, a team needed to maintain a grade point average above a 3.0 during the 2018 spring semester. The Camel women registered a 3.77 team GPA, which only trailed Transylvania's 3.79 mark, and ranked tops among the school's 28 varsity sports.
In addition, all seven swimmers who advanced to the NCAA Division III Championships earned CSCAA Scholar All-America recognition. This included sophomore Mary Erb (Readfield, Maine), junior Danielle Fergus (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.), freshman Maddie Ford (Acton, Mass.), sophomore Lily Gribbel (Pleasanton, Calif.), junior Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.), senior Juliette Lee (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), and junior Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.). The group was recognized for achieving a GPA of 3.50 or higher and competing at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
The Connecticut College women's swimming team continued to be one of the institution's best athletically by finishing third at the NESCAC Championships and 16th at the NCAA Championships. The team's performance at NCAAs was the school's second-highest finish at a national championship event behind the women's sailing team's 14th-place performance at the ICSA Championships. The Camel women graduated seven seniors and are slated to return 20 letterwinners next season.