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Reece Whitley Named Academic All-American

Jun 14, 2022
Reece Whitley was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American on Tuesday, becoming the sixth swimmer in program history to earn the honor.

AUSTIN, Texas – California standout swimmer Reece Whitley added another accolade to his trophy case Tuesday as he was selected to the 2022 Academic All-America® Division I men's at-large second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Whitley was among 47 decorated student-athletes across the country voted onto the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I men's at-large first, second and third teams. The full list of 2022 men's at-large team honorees can be viewed at He is the sixth CoSIDA Academic All-American in program history, joining an elite group that includes Bengt Baron (1985), Nathan Adrian (2010-11), Ryan Murphy (2015-17), Pawel Sendyk (2020) and Nate Biondi (2021).
Whitley, who will graduate from Cal with his degree in business administration this summer, recently concluded an impressive collegiate career in the pool that included two NCAA team championships in 2019 and 2022 as well as four consecutive Pac-12 team titles (2019-22). In addition to being a 17-time CSCAA All-American and 10-time Pac-12 champion, Whitley captured his first NCAA title this past spring by swimming the breaststroke leg on Cal's championship-winning 400-yard medley relay.
The Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, native was named the 2022 Pac-12 Men's Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year and is a three-time CSCAA Scholar All-American and three-time Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll selection. He was selected to represent the prestigious Haas School of Business at the National Diversity Case Competition earlier this year and serves as a council member of USA Swimming's Black Leadership in Aquatics Coalition (Team BLAC).
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