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Neumann Three-Peats As Academic All-American

Jun 15, 2022

Cal women's swimmer Robin Neumann joined elite company Wednesday when she became the third student-athlete in the school's history to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American for a third time.

Neumann earned CoSIDA Academic All-America® first-team honors in 2022 after being a second-team selection in 2021 and a third-time choice in 2020. Rachel Acker (women's swimming, 1994-96) and Ryan Murphy (men's swimming, 2015-17) are the only two previous Cal student-athletes to earn three selections.

Neumann is one of 48 student-athletes across the country to be voted onto the COSIDA Academic All-America® first, second and third teams. The honor recognizes top student-athletes for their combined performances in their athletic endeavors and the classroom. Among the criteria to be nominated are a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher, being a starter or significant substitute who has appeared in at least half of the team's competitions. and for undergraduates, being at your school for at least one calendar year.

Below are notes on Neumann:

  •  A global studies major with an emphasis on peace and conflict and a minor in human rights who graduated from Cal in May of 2022
  • Has received numerous academic honors during her Cal career including Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women's swimming & diving as a 2021-22 senior, the 2022 Neufeld Award for having the highest GPA among Cal's graduating female student-athletes and membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society
  • A three-time NCAA finalist in the 200 free and the champion in the same event as a junior at the 2021 Pac-12 Championships
  • Ranks 10th all-time at Cal in the 100-yard freestyle and was a member of the school-record 800-yard free relay
  • A 2016 Olympian for the Netherlands
  • Plans to pursue a career in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs after obtaining her master's degree