The CMS Swimming and Diving Teams received recognition from the College Swimming Coaches Association for outstanding academic achievement during the Fall 2008 semester. The CMS Athenas ranked third among all NCAA D-III teams with a GPA of 3.49, trailing only Carleton College and Emory University. The Stags ranked 17th on the men's list with a 3.21 GPA.
Each semester the CSCAA ranks Academic All-American teams based on the squad's GPA for the term. To be eligible for consideration, the team must exceed 3.0 for the team GPA.