Wilson, Neumann Earn Academic Honors
BERKELEY – Cal women's swimmers Alicia Wilson and Robin Neumann have been recognized for their achievements in the classroom with selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII team in the at-large division on Thursday. They will now advance to the national ballot and are eligible for Academic All-America honors.
Neumann is a repeat winner, having earned both all-district and third-team Academic All-America notice last year. She is a senior majoring in global studies with a 3.94 grade-point average. The honor adds to her growing list of academic awards, which includes being a four-time CSCAA Scholar All-American and three-time member of the Pac-12 Academic Honor roll.
In the pool, Neumann captured the 2021 Pac-12 title in the 200-yard freestyle and was part of the winning 400 free relay and 800 free relay at the conference meet. At the NCAA Championships in March, she scored in three individual events – 100 free, 200 free, 500 free – and helped the 400 free relay and 800 free relay to third-place national finishes.
Wilson recently completed her junior year at Cal, where she is a business administration major with a 3.85 GPA. She will represent her native Great Britain at the Olympics this summer, swimming the 200-meter individual medley. Wilson is also a three-time CSCAA Scholar All-American and two-time member of the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll.
During the most recent collegiate season, Wilson earned the Pac-12 championship in the 200-yard IM, while taking second in both the 400 IM and 200 backstroke. She later placed third in the 200 IM at the NCAA Championships.
The Academic All-District VIII at-large team, which is voted on by the membership of the College Sports Information Directors of America, considers student-athletes from 26 sports. District VIII includes schools from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Canada.