Blue Devil Swimming and Diving Earns Academic Award

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America named the Central Connecticut swimming and diving team a Scholar All-America Team on Thursday July 21.  Also being recognized was sophomore Taylor Friedmann who earned an individual Scholar All-America Award.

The Blue Devils qualified for the award by finishing the 2010-11 academic year with a cumulative grade point average above 3.00 on a 4.0 scale.  Coach Bill Ball's squad finished this past year with a 3.09 grade point average.

Friedmann's individual honor is the result of her outstanding performance in the pool and the classroom.  To qualify for an individual honor swimmers must post a grade point average above 3.5 and meet the NCAA "B" Qualifying standard.  Friedmann reached that mark with her 4:50.57 performance in the 500 free at the 2011 Northeast Conference Championship.  In the classroom, she posted a 3.7 gpa.

Friedmann and the Blue Devils will return to the pool for the 2011-12 season in early October.

CSCAA Scholar All-America Team