AUBURN, Alabama, May 21. AUBURN junior diver Dan Mazzaferro was named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV At-Large First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday. Mazzaferro will now be one of 10 male athletes from District IV to be placed on the national ballot for All-America consideration.
Mazzaferro earns his way onto the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team for the second time in his career. The junior also has a near-perfect 3.92 GPA while pursuing a pre-Med path.
At the 2009 SEC Championships, Mazzaferro tied for second off the 1-meter springboard while winning both the 3-meter springboard and the platform finals. The Cheshire, Conn., native placed second in both the platform and synchronized 3-meter springboard finals at the 2009 Speedo Spring Nationals.
Mazzaferro won his first individual SEC title in 2008, taking top honors on the platform with a score of 444.65. He followed that up with fourth-place finishes on the 1-meter and 3-meter.
To be nominated for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve, and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher. Team members are selected by a vote of members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) within the district. The District IV team is complied of athletes in the states of Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
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