Missy Franklin Named NCAA DI Academic All-American Of The Year By CoSIDA

California’s Missy Franklin has another honor to add to her resume following her final season as an NCAA student-athlete. The College Sports Information Directors of America, CoSIDA, recently published their 2015 Capital One Academic All-America team for the NCAA division I. Franklin has been named the Academic All-American of the Year for her accomplishments in and out of the pool.

“A four-time gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, Franklin is appearing on the Capital One Academic All-America® At-Large Team for the first time, maintaining a 3.58 G.P.A. as a psychology major. The Centennial, Colorado, resident was the 2015 NCAA and Pac-12 Conference Swimmer of the Year, and the recipient of the 2015 Honda Sports Award for women’s swimming and diving. Franklin earned three individual national titles at the 2015 NCAA Championships, claiming top honors in the 200 freestyle (in an Americanrecord time of 1:39.10), the 200 backstroke and the 200 individual medley, all while leading California to its fourth NCAA championship, and first since 2012.

Franklin also is the most decorated woman in the history of the FINA World Championships, collecting nine career gold medals to date. She recently earned a spot on the United States squad for the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, this August where she is expected to compete in the 100- and 200-meter freestyle, as well as the 100- and 200-meter backstroke.”

The 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I At-Large Team features athletes from fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.

To see the full press release from CoSIDA, click here.

Below is a full list of Division II Academic All-American:

2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I At-Large Women’s Team, as selected by CoSIDA.

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2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I At-Large Men’s Team, as selected by CoSIDA.

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How exactly are these awards decided on? I realize that it is a combination of athletics and academics, but I don’t understand how someone like Chantal Van Landeghem who has 4.0 and is a multiple all-american is only a 3rd team selection.


Agree. She is the lowest GPA on the first team !!


Are these cumulative GPAs?

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