Purple Tide Nationally Recognized for Academic Achievement

BELOIT (WIFR) – The Purple Tide, Beloit Memorial High School’s Swim Team, has once again made national and state honor rolls for academic achievement.

The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) has awarded the Beloit Memorial High School (BMHS) Varsity Girls’ Swim Team the National Gold Award for academic excellence. A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.75 is needed to earn this award; the Lady Tide swimmers had a team GPA of 3.91. This is the eighth year in a row that the girls’ team has received the Gold Award.

The Boys Varsity Swim Team also received recognition, earning the Silver Award with a team GPA of 3.63 (a GPA of 3.5 is needed to earn this award). This is the seventh year in a row that the boys’ team has received a National Academic Award, and the third year in a row in receiving the Silver Award.

At the state level, two seniors earned the WISCA Academic All-State (requires GPA of at least 3.5 for 7 semesters): Mariel White and Kevin Nguyen.

Both swim teams ranked #1 in the Big 8 Conference for academics.

More information about NISCA award programs can be found at www.niscaonline.org .

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