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WSU Swimming Among Top 10 Academic Teams

Cougars receive 'Excellent' status by CSCAA.

April 2, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's swimming team were honored with an award for its scholarly advances for the fall semester of 1997. The Cougars received "Excellent" status by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

The entire WSU swim squad combined for an overall grade-point average of 3.23, which tied Penn State University for 10th best in the nation. The Cougars edged out fellow Pac-10 school University of California at Berkeley, which were right behind with a 3.22 GPA.

The academic recognition from the CSCAA comes after the Pac-10 announcement of its All-Academic team selections. Washington State had an impressive 11 honorees named to the 1997-98 Pac-10 All-Academic Team and it was second most in the conference along with Arizona State.

Leading the Cougars in the classroom was senior captain Tammy Coulter, who was named to the Pac-10 first team All-Academic team. The Poulsbo, Wash native, is a Biology major and holds a 3.47 GPA.

CSCAA ACADEMIC TEAM AWARD

School GPA

1. Butler University 3.557 2. University of Nevada Las Vegas 3.41 3. Georgetown University 3.37 4. Manhattan College 3.297 5. Northwestern University 3.29 6. Fresno State University 3.28 7. University of Louisville 3.2765 8. University of Pittsburgh 3.27 9. Lafayette College 3.26 10. Penn State University 3.23 10. Washington State University 3.23

Washington State Cougars Women's Swimming