Loyola Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving GPA's Among Top-Six Teams Nationally

June 27, 2003

BALTIMORE -- Loyola's men's swimming and diving team finished the 2002-2003 academic year with the second-highest grade point average (GPA) amongDivision I swimming and diving teams while the Greyhound women's squad registered the sixth-highest GPA among Division I programs as announced Monday by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

Guided by head coach Brian Loeffler, the men's team recorded a 3.376 GPA as the women's team posted a 3.437 GPA. This marks the second consecutive year that Loyola's swimming and diving teams have recorded GPA's in the top-10 nationally.

The women's GPA of 3.347 was the highest among Loyola's athletic teams in 2002-2003.

The University of Denver men's team tallied a 3.48 GPA to lead the nation while Sothern Methodist University's women's team led the nation with a 3.55 GPA.

Loyola's men's squad took third place (552 points) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in 2002-2003, while the women finished fourth (475.50).