Swimmers Clean Up Academic All-America Honors -- June 15, 2005
PHOENIX, June 15. UPHOLDING the rich tradition the sport has established in the classroom, several swimmers have been named to ESPN The Magazine’s Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Teams. The teams were selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The At-Large squads include the sports of swimming, golf, fencing, hockey, gymnastics, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, volleyball, tennis, water polo and wrestling.
Ohio State diver Mitch Richeson, a two-time Academic All-American, was named the Academic All-America of the Year in the University Division. Meanwhile, Carnegie Mellon swimmer Chris Pearson was recognized as the Academic All-America of the Year in the College Division.
Here are the swimmers who received Academic All-America honors:
University Division (First Team): Justin Mortimer (Minnesota); David Kahn (Texas); Thomas Petykowski (Virginia Military Institute); Tommy Rappold (Clemson); Stewart Smith (Alabama). University Division (Second Team): Louis Paul (Purdue); Vlad Polyakov (Alabama). University Division (Third Team):Leon Cannizzaro (LSU); James Lawler (Harvard); Matt Miklius (Seton Hall); Justin Zumsteg (Florida);
College Division (First Team):Cory Bergman (Whitworth); Patrick Fell (Rensselaer); Dave Linn (St. Thomas). College Division (Second Team):Nick Frankle (Ohio Northern); Bill Gaul (Missouri-Rolla); Gabriel Rodrigues (Kenyon); Mike Shaw (Springfield); John Sutter (Emory). College Division (Third Team):Brandon Burke (Emory); Jonathan Kleinman (Johns Hopkins); David Lutz (Wayne State); Matt Martelli (Sewanee); Andy Shelley (Missouri-Rolla); Kyle Thompson (Rollins).