The Northern Arizona University swimming and diving team was honored as a 2014 Fall Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The team posted an average GPA of 3.5 for the fall semester, ranking 17th among the nation’s swimming and diving programs.

The Lumberjacks received the honor after posting the highest semester GPA among NAU’s athletic programs with nine students-athletes achieving a 4.0 term grade point average. The team also had the highest semester GPA in the Western Athletic Conference with 19 Lumberjacks posting a GPA of at least 3.5 during the Fall 2014 semester.

The swim and dive squad defends its 2014 title at the Western Athletic Conference championships in San Antonio, Texas, this week.