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UCLA Women’s Swimming & Diving team earns Scholar All-America honor

The UCLA women’s team was nabbed as a Scholar All-America team by the CSCAA

NCAA Division I Women’s Swim/Dive Championship Photo by Greg Bartram/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Photos via Getty Images/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

The UCLA Women’s Swimming & Diving team was named a Scholar All-America Team this week, selected by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America. The team was selected after posted a stellar team grade point average of 3.51 during the winter quarter.

The selection process for Scholar All-America teams were based upon the specific winter term grade point average as the team must carry above a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart specifically mentioned the UCLA women’s team as well, citing the fact that the coronavirus global pandemic certainly went into the ultimate decisions for the teams selected.

“No team was unaffected by this spring’s pandemic but Athletic Director Dan Guerrero and Chancellor Gene Block can and should be proud of their team and the work of Jordan (Wolfrum),” Earhart said.

Wolfrum coached the swimming and diving team to an impressive season but capped it with several academic awards following the season. In fact, 12 student-athletes made the Pac-12 Winter Honor Roll, over half of the total student-athletes named to such a list for the winter term.

Bonnie Schmitz earned the top GPA on the team, and subsequently was honored during the UCLA Scholar-Athlete Banquet last month.

The CSCAA will not be unveiling the GPAs from all their Scholar All-America teams and said they will announce individual All-American honors next week as well.