Claremont, Calif. (September 18, 2023)—For Pomona-Pitzer student-athletes, what happens in the classroom is just as important as what happens on the court, field, pool, or track. Sagehens work hard and play hard, and the proof is in their GPA.
According to recent results from several nationwide collegiate athletic organizations, our swimming and diving teams led all divisions with women earning the highest GPA and men the second-highest GPA—outperforming Division I teams including Harvard, Stanford, and Yale. Women’s lacrosse also dominated all divisions with the top GPA. Men’s track & field ranked with the second-highest GPA in Division III, while women’s track & field earned fourth in Division III. Women’s softball came in third for Division III.
For more information on these results, read the following roundup of Sagehen Athletics’ latest academic honors.
Women’s Swimming & Diving Named CSCAA Scholar All-American Team
The Pomona-Pitzer women’s swimming and diving program achieved the highest team GPA across all divisions in NCAA as announced by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American Teams.
Pomona-Pitzer retained its top GPA from the fall and led all divisions in both men’s and women’s programs with a 3.88 GPA. Additionally, 12 Sagehens earned Scholar All-American status.
Women’s Lacrosse Recognized as Academic Merit Squad by IWLCA
The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced Pomona-Pitzer women’s lacrosse as an Academic Merit Squad, which is designated for the top teams in each division with the highest team GPA. The Sagehens claimed the top GPA in all divisions with a 3.835 GPA.
The team also had 14 Sagehens named to the IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll.
Women’s Track & Field Receives USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors
The Pomona-Pitzer women’s track & field team earned All-Academic Team status and five individual athletes achieved All-Academic status as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Sagehens achieved a team GPA of 3.81, which was fourth overall in Division III.
Women’s Softball Earns Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete Honors
Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has recognized the Pomona-Pitzer women’s softball team as having the third-highest GPA (3.755) in Division III with 18 All-American Scholar-Athlete honors.
Women’s Golf Named Top Academic Team by WGCA
The Pomona-Pitzer women’s golf team is one of the top academic teams in Division III as announced by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). The Sagehens finished with the sixth-highest GPA in Division III with a 3.739. Six Sagehens were named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team.
Women’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team
The Pomona-Pitzer women’s tennis team earned All-Academic Team honors as well as having 13 Scholar-Athletes selected by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
The Sagehens earned All-Academic status for having a team GPA of 3.2 or higher. All-Academic status is awarded to scholar-athletes for earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Women’s Volleyball Achieves USMC/AVCA Team Academic Honor Roll
The Pomona-Pitzer women’s volleyball team earned Team Academic Honors and the Team Academic Award Honor Roll as announced by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
With a team GPA of 3.77, the Sagehens earned the Honor Roll distinction that represents the top 20 percent of team GPAs in each division.
Women’s Water Polo Receives 17 ACWPC All-Academic Awards
The Pomona-Pitzer women’s water polo team had 17 student-athletes who earned All-Academic Awards from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).
Men’s Track & Field Achieves Team USTFCCCA Academic Award
The Pomona-Pitzer men’s track & field team earned All-Academic Team status as well as having 11 individuals who received All-Academic status as announced by the USTFCCCA.
The Sagehens earned All-Academic Team status after they achieved a team GPA of 3.738, which was second in Division III.
Men’s Swimming & Diving Named CSCAA Scholar All-American Team
The Pomona-Pitzer men’s swimming and diving team was named a Scholar All-American Team with the second-highest team GPA across all divisions as announced by the CSCAA.
The Sagehens finished with a team GPA of 3.85, which was second in Division III and second among all divisions. Eight Sagehens were named Scholar All-Americans.
Men’s Baseball Earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award
The Pomona-Pitzer men’s baseball team earned the Team Academic Excellence Award from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). The award honors teams that posted a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
Men’s Golf Receives GCAA Team Presidents Special Recognition
The Pomona-Pitzer men’s golf team has achieved Presidents Special Recognition according to an announcement by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The Sagehens were one of 11 Division III teams that earned the Presidents Special Recognition for having a team GPA above a 3.5.
Four Sagehens were named to the GCAA All-American Scholar team for NCAA III.
Men’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team
The Pomona-Pitzer men’s tennis team earned All-Academic Team honors as well as having 12 Scholar-Athletes announced by the ITA. The Sagehens earned All-Academic status for having a team GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Men’s Basketball Receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award
The Pomona-Pitzer men’s basketball team has received the Team Academic Excellence Award with Honors Court distinction from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
To receive the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, a program must achieve a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The NABC Honors Court recognizes student-athletes who have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
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