Fresno Pacific’s Alex Hussain Among Capital One Academic All-Americans

Photo Courtesy: Matt Mazzoni, Fresno Pacific University

Alex Hussain of Fresno Pacific swimming and diving was named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-American Division II At-Large Third Team Wednesday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The prestigious awards program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their performances both athletically and academically.

Hussain, FPU’s 2014-15 Scholar of the Year, is a two-time Capital One Academic All-District honoree and a three-time CSCAA Scholar All-American.

The junior was a PCSC champion in the 200 medley relay, which set a meet record, and in the 200 free relay this season. He ranks third in the 200 free (1:38.96) and tied-for-fourth in the 100 butterfly (49.50) all-time at FPU.

He helped the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds achieve a third place finish at the 2015 PCSC Conference Championships by placing fourth in the 50 and 100 freestyle, and fifth in the 100 butterfly.

Hussain maintained a 3.96 GPA while being a double major in contemporary Christian ministry and business management. It marks his first such distinction.

Ruben Gimenez of the University of Bridgeport was named the Division II 2015 Academic All-America of the Year for the men, while Kristen Day of Clarion University did likewise for the women. The At-Large team is made of student athletes from 11 different sports for men, and 13 for women.

Student-athletes must be in at least their second season, hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and be an important contributor athletically to be eligible for the Capital One Academic All-District and All-America recognition.

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