Dartmouth Swimming is the Nation’s Top Academic Program

Remember when the administration almost did away with swimming at Dartmouth. Remember when they said their just wasn’t the money, even when the administrative budget was seeing massive increases. Here’s to the swimmers for sticking it out.

According to statistics released Tuesday by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), the Dartmouth men’s and women’s swimming program is the country’s top ranked Division I Academic All-America team.

Dartmouth ranked third among the men’s Division I teams with a 3.40 grade point average for the winter-spring 2007 semester, and ninth among the women with 3.50. Combined, Dartmouth is first in the nation as Ivy League teams took three of the top four spots. Brown was second and Harvard fourth, while the University of Denver was third.