Four outstanding former student-athletes, including an Olympic triple gold medal-winning swimmer (Tracy Caulkins Stockwell), two renowned football players (Todd Blackledge and Tim Foley) and a championship gymnast (Ellen Mayer Sabik) were inducted into the GTE Academic All-America Hall of Fame on May 6 at ceremonies at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The four, who comprise the hall’s 10th anniversary class, join 40 previous inductees and three honorary members. To be eligible for the GTE Academic All-America Hall of Fame, an athlete must have been a GTE Academic All-America Team Member with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). In addition, a nominee’s class must have been graduated for at least 10 years. Hall of Fame selections are also based on career and community achievements. In 1988, GTE and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) established the Hall to honor former Academic All-America Team members who have attained high achievement in their profession and have made substantial contributions to their communities.
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