Ten Named Academic All-Americans

TOWSON, Md. - Pac-12 schools landed 10 student-athletes on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Men's and Women's At-Large Teams, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday. STANFORD wrestler Nick Amuchastegui, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, was named Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for the second year in a row. He is the first repeat selection since Albert Parker of Georgia in 1990 and 1991.

This is the second Capital One Academic All-America first team nod for Amuchastegui, who completed his collegiate career as Stanford's first two-time NCAA finalist. The 2012 Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year for wrestling, Amuchastegui went 24-1 this season en route to a second place finish at the NCAA Championships. He was a four-time Pac-12 All-Academic first team selection, and this is his third year earning Academic All-America recognition.

Stanford senior swimmer Bobby Bollier is also a repeat first team honoree. Arizona State senior diver Elina Eggers earned her second straight selection to the first team after being named to the second team in 2010.

The Capital One Academic All-America Men's At-Large program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.

The Capital One Academic All-America Women's At-Large program includes the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.

2012 Capital One Academic All-America Men's At-Large Team

First Team           
Name  School  Yr.  GPA  Major  Sport 
Nick Amuchastegui (1)#  Stanford  Gr.  3.98  Mechanical Engineering  Wrestling 
Bobby Bollier (1)  Stanford  Sr.  3.75  Mechanical Engineering  Swimming 
Brad Lawson  Stanford  Sr.  3.66  Science, Technology and Society  Volleyball 
           
Second Team           
Patrick Cantlay  UCLA  So.  3.30  History  Golf 
Alex Lendrum  USC  Jr.  3.70  Biological and Biomedical Sciences  Swimming 
Austen Thompson  Arizona  Sr.  3.47  Molecular Cellular Biology  Swimming 
           
Third Team           
Andreas Haug  Colorado  So.  4.00  Business Finance  Skiing 
Daniel Nguyen  USC  Sr.  3.43  Communication  Tennis 


2012 Capital One Academic All-America Women's At-Large Team

First Team           
Name  School  Yr.  GPA  Major  Sport 
Elina Eggers  Arizona State  Sr.  3.96  Economics  Diving 
           
Second Team           
Hannah Caron  Utah  Sr.  3.99  Speech and Hearing Sciences  Swimming 

(1) 2011 Capital One Academic All-America First Team
# 2010 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team

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