USC’s John Naber Named to Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES, California, May 9. USC swimming great John Naber is among five former standout NCAA student-athletes who have been selected as this year's 2012 inductees into the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame, as selected by CoSIDA.

Naber joins U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, a basketball co-captain at Harvard University, former University of Oklahoma basketball standout Alvan Adams along with University of Notre Dame women's basketball star Ruth Riley and Slippery Rock University soccer standout Dr. Todd Olsen as this year's 2012 inductees into the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame, as selected by CoSIDA.

The five new inductees join 117 members of the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame, which was created in 1988. They will be inducted into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame at CoSIDA's annual convention in St. Louis, Mo., on June 25 at the organization's Third Annual Capital One Special Awards Gala.

Naber is USC's second member of the Academic All-America Hall of Fame. He joins Charles Griffin Cale Director of Athletics' Chair Pat Haden, who was part of the Academic All-America Hall of Fame inaugural class in 1988.

A 1977 graduate of USC, Naber captured 10 NCAA individual titles and five more relay crowns during his storied career with the Trojans while leading USC to four consecutive national swim titles, capping his stellar collegiate career by earning the James E. Sullivan Award as the nation's top amateur athlete in 1977 after being named as Swimming World Magazine's Male Swimmer of the Year in 1976. At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, he won four gold medals and one silver medal while breaking six world records

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