Nine NCAC Student-Athletes Named To Capital One Academic All-American At-Large Squad
Nine North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) student-athletes were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III At-Large Team, it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on June 5.
The Capital One Academic All-America Men's At-Large program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling, while the Women's program includes the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo.
Highlighting the list of Academic All-American NCAC student-athletes were four first-team selections, including Kenyon senior swimmer Curtis Ramsey (Wilimington, DE/Charter School of Wilmington), Kenyon senior swimmer David Somers (North Potomac, MD/Quince Orchard), DePauw senior swimmer Catie Baker (Cedar Rapids, IA/Kennedy) and Kenyon senior swimmer Alisa Vereshchagin (Solon, OH/Solon).
Second-team accolades went to Oberlin senior swimmer Jebran Haddad (Beirut, Lebanon/American Community School), Wittenberg senior golfer Jordan Millice (Cable, OH/Triad) and Oberlin senior tennis player Sam Towne (Kempton, PA/Northwestern Lehigh).
Finally, third-team laurels were awarded to Denison sophomore swimmer Carlos Maciel (Recife, Brazil/Colegio Marista Sao Luis) and Oberlin senior tennis player Ariel Lewis (Vacaville, CA/Vanden).
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors to more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.