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@FGCU_WSwim Named to CSCAA All-Academic List
Monday, February 25, 2013 | by Matt Judd
The Eagles are ranked 18th in Div. I (Linwood Ferguson Photo)
The Eagles are ranked 18th in Div. I (Linwood Ferguson Photo)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s swimming and diving team earned the No. 18 spot in College Swimming Coaches Association of America All-Academic List, announced by the media outlet on Monday.

As a team, the Green and Blue had a cumulative GPA of 3.46. They were the only team from Florida ranked inside the top 100 and one of two teams from the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) ranked inside the top 20 (Gardner-Webb No. 4).

"What a great week we are having, we win our fifth championship in a row and find out we got ranked 18th in division 1 for our GPA.  I could not be more proud of my team a great group of student-athletes that represent this University so well in everything they do,” said four-time CCSA Coach of the Year Neal Studd. "I also want to thank Brynn Richter Assistant AD for Academic Affairs who works with swimming and diving to make sure my team gets the very best academic support they could get.  The team really appreciates all your hard work for them."

The Eagles are coming off its fifth-straight CCSA Championship after capturing 13 of a possible 20 first place finishes and recording five new program and CCSA records. FGCU finished first with 712 points, followed by Liberty (609), Georgia Southern (482.5), College of Charleston (353.5) and Gardner-Webb (349) to round out the top five teams.

Sophomore Emma Svensson (Upsala, Sweden/Celsiusskolan) garnered Most Outstanding Female Performer of the Meet, winning the 50-free, 100-free and 100-back events.  Her times in the 50-free and 100-free qualified for NCAA “B” cuts.  She was a member of the 200-medley relay that set a meet and Conference record and qualified for NCAA “B” cuts, and anchored the 400-medley relay that finished first. Svensson received Most Outstanding Freshman Female Performer of the Meet last season. Senior Maegan Butler (Orangeburg, N.Y./Tappan Zee/FAU) collected Most Outstanding Diver of the Meet for the second consecutive year.  Butler won both the 1-meter and 3-meter board, and set a meet record in the 3-meter event. 

The Eagles will now prepare for the NCAA Diving Zones and NCAA Championships. The Diving Zones will take place Mar. 11-13 in Knoxville, Tenn. The NCAA Championships will take place Mar. 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind.

CSCAA All-Academic Teams
1. North Texas – 3.62
2. Alabama – 3.57
4. Gardner-Webb – 3.55
4. Toledo – 3.55
6. Fairfield – 3.53
7. Cleveland State – 3.51
7. Northern Arizona – 3.51
7. South Carolina – 3.51
10. Evansville – 3.50
10. Northern Iowa – 3.50
10. Oakland Univ. – 3.50
13. Kentucky – 3.48
13. Villanova – 3.48
16. Brown – 3.47
16. South Dakota State – 3.47
18. FGCU – 3.46
18. Northern Colorado – 3.46
20. Arkansas – 3.45
20. Ball State – 3.45
20. Harvard – 3.45
20. St. Francis – 3.45
20. Seton Hall – 3.45
20. UNLV – 3.45
26. Marshall – 3.44
26. Yale – 3.44
28. Tulane – 3.43
29. Bucknell – 3.41
30. Akron – 3.40
30. East Carolina – 3.40
30. Illinois – 3.40
30. Northeastern – 3.40
30. Pepperdine – 3.40
35. Boise St. – 3.39
36. Denver – 3.38
36. Missouri – 3.38
40. BGSU – 3.37
40. Rice – 3.37
40. Richmond – 3.37
43. Eastern Michigan – 3.36
43. Southern Illinois – 3.36
46. Tennessee – 3.35
47. Clemson – 3.34
47. Purdue – 3.34
47. Utah – 3.34
47. Vanderbilt – 3.34
47. Xavier – 3.34
54. Arkansas-Little Rock – 3.33
54. Colgate – 3.33
54. Iowa State – 3.33
54. Penn State – 3.33
59. Colgate – 3.32
59. Duquesne – 3.32
59. Hawaii – 3.32
59. Illinois State – 3.32
59. SMU – 3.32
59. Washington St. – 3.32
66. Kansas – 3.31
66. Providence – 3.31
66. Wright State – 3.31
69. Arizona – 3.30
69. CCSU – 3.30
69. Pittsburgh – 3.30
74. Butler – 3.29
74. Canisius – 3.29
74. CCSU – 3.30
74. Minnesota – 3.29
74. TCU – 3.29
80. Davidson – 3.28
80. Eastern Illionois – 3.28
80. San Diego State – 3.28
84. Cornell – 3.27
84. Dartmouth – 3.27
84. Drexel – 3.27
84. Marist – 3.27
84. Ohio State – 3.27
84. Virginia Tech – 3.27
93. Auburn – 3.26
93. San Jose State – 3.26
96. Duke – 3.25
96. Iona – 3.25
96. Liberty – 3.25
96. Seattle – 3.25
96. Stanford – 3.25
96. Towson – 3.25