Lewis & Clark second among NWC teams on CSCAA Scholar All-America team list

Lewis & Clark second among NWC teams on CSCAA Scholar All-America team list

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- With a 3.30 team grade-point average, the Lewis & Clark men's swimming team is back on the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Teams list for Fall 2017, the organization announced last week.

The Pioneers were one of five teams from the Northwest Conference to make the list and had the second-best team GPA behind Whitman's 3.41. Lewis & Clark was also the second-highest among NWC institutions for the Fall 2016 semester and third on the Spring 2017 list.

The Pioneers women also received the honor last spring when they sported the highest team GPA of any Lewis & Clark intercollegiate team in 2016-17. At least one of Lewis & Clark's swimming programs has made the list in each of the last six years.

Men's swimmers Ben Virgin, Rowan Gannon and Sam Raphael were all Fall 2017 Lewis & Clark College Dean's List recipients.

688 teams and 430 institutions across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions earned the distinction of Scholar All-America team for the Fall 2017 semester. For a team to be considered, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.