BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University swimming teams had a solid 2018-19 year in the classroom as they both earned College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) Scholar All-America teams for the spring semester. This marks the first time in program history that both programs have earned this award.
The CSCAA recognizing teams that have a 3.0 GPA or higher for the semester. Under the guidance of head coach James Graves, the Tornado men earn the honor for the first time in program history with a 3.21 GPA during the spring semester. The King women posted a 3.58 GPA, earning the award for the second time. The women were also recognized for the fall semester.
In total, a record 777 teams were recognized this spring, including 480 institutions. Those numbers included 135 NCAA Division II teams and 85 institutions. King was one of 50 NCAA Division II institutions to have both their men's and women's programs recognized.
King was one of three Conference Carolinas members to have both teams recognized as they were joined by Barton College and Emmanuel College. Converse College also earned honors on the women's side.