Robin Neumann A Repeat Academic All-American
BERKELEY – Cal senior swimmer Robin Neumann has been named a CoSIDA Academic All-American for the second consecutive year, joining an exclusive group of Golden Bears to earn the honor multiple times.
Neumann was elected to the second team in the at-large category with a 3.94 GPA as a global studies major after earning third-team recognition last year. Only eight members of the 2021 Academic All-America team were repeat recipients, and Neumann joins Rachael Acker (2014-16) as the only multiple winners in school history.
The honor adds to Neumann's 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.
In addition to Neumann and Acker, other CoSIDA Academic All-Americans from the Cal women's swimming & diving program are Elli Overton (2000), Natalie Coughlin (2003), Missy Franklin (2015) and Rachel Bootsma (2016).
The Academic All-America at-large team, which is voted on by the membership of the College Sports Information Directors of America, considers student-athletes from 26 sports.