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
|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|
|Alex Lendrum||USC||Jr.||3.70||Biological and Biomedical Sciences||Swimming|
|Austen Thompson||Arizona||Sr.||3.47||Molecular Cellular Biology||Swimming|
|Andreas Haug||Colorado||So.||4.00||Business Finance||Skiing|
2012 Capital One Academic All-America Women's At-Large Team
|Elina Eggers||Arizona State||Sr.||3.96||Economics||Diving|
|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