The Capital One Academic All-American program, the most widely recognized national academic program for NCAA athletes, has named their Academic All-American teams, and the Division II list is thick with swimmers.
Among those on the list include both winners of the Division II At-Large Academic All-American of the Year Awards: Mark Rubin from Incarnate Word and Julie Widmann from Ashland.
Both are repeat selections on the first team, as is Indianapolis’ Maura Donahue.
Weber held a 3.98 GPA through his career as a senior who earned 6 All-American awards at the 2013 NCAA Division II Championships. That includes an NCAA title in the 1000 free and runner-up finishes in the 500 and 1650. In total, he has 13 First Team All-American honors to his name and 4 Honorable Mention All-American honors to go with it.
Widmann is one of the great Division II swimmers of the last decade, as she graduates with 23 All-American honors and four NCAA Championships (the only swimmer in program history to do so.) She was a leader of the three-time champions in the 200 free relay, and added her own victory in the 100 backstroke as her team finished 12th overall.
She is also the conference record holder in the GLIAC, a top Division II conference, in both the 200 free relay and the 50 free.
The award is given on the basis of a combination of academic and athletic success. Read more about the At-Large classification here.
Among other notable first team members were Luke Weber from St. Cloud State. Weber was the 2013 NCAA Division II National Champion on the 3-meter springboard, and he also placed 2nd on the 1-meter. The CSCAA named him the Male Diver of the year to go with a 3.51 GPA as a Biomedical Sciences major. Marko Blazevski from Wingate was an Olympian in 2012 for his named Macedonia.
Read the full Division II lists here.
|Men’s First Team At-Large Division II|
|Marko Blazevski||Wingate||Skopje, MK||3.82||Finance|
|Luke Calkins||UC-San Diego||Upland, Cal.||3.95||Mech. Engineering|
|Kyle House||Queens (N.C.)||Lawrenceburg, In.||3.96||Organiz. Comm.|
|Ivan Nechunaev||Grand Canyon||Tomsk, Russia||3.98||Finance & Econ.|
|Mark Rubin||Incarnate Word||Phoenix, Arizona||3.98||Biology|
|Robbie Swan||Florida Southern||Snellville, Georgia||4.00||Business|
|Luke Weber||St. Cloud State||Mankato, Minn.||3.51||Biomedical Sciences|
|Men’s Second Team At-Large Division II|
|Nathan Hesche||Wayne State||Jackson, Michigan||3.70||MIS|
|Reed Miller||Wingate||hoover, Alabama||3.87||Finance|
|Dylan Szegedi||Wayne State||Oregon, Ohio||3.74||Secondary Education|
|Men’s Third Team At-Large Division II|
|Daniel Chan Bastoas da Silva||Indianapolis||Rio de Janiero||3.71||Exercise Science|
|Andrew Schranck||Missouri S&T||Alton, Illinois||3.43||Ag. Engineering|
|Women’s First Team At-Large Division II|
|Stephanie Crandall||St. Cloud State||Woodbury, Minn.||3.80||Political Science|
|Maura Donahue||Indianapolis||Milan, Mich.||3.64||Nursing|
|Clarissa Enslin||California (Pa.)||Dalview, SA||3.98||Geology|
|Kelsey Nuhfer||California (Pa.)||Warren, Pa.||3.99||Comm. Disorders|
|Kayla Scott||Wayne State||Rochester, Mich.||3.63||Psychology|
|Kayla Shull||Clarion||Franklin, Pa.||4.00||Speech Path & Aud.|
|Julie Widmann||Ashland||Littleton, Co.||3.90||Marketing|
|Women’s Second Team At-Large Division II|
|Caitlin Brauer||Saint Rose||Clifron Park, NY||3.75||Accounting|
|Valerie Dembny||Wingate||Bremen, Germany||3.89||Elem. Education|
|Alexandria Greenhill||Tampa||Lake Wales, Fla.||3.87||Allie Health|
|Carly Sevald||Wayne State||Royal Oak, Mich.||3.71||Elem. Education|
|Women’s Third Team At-Large Division II|
|Kristen Kassl||Tampa||Darien, Ill.||3.67||Allied Health|
|Rachel Walsh||MSU – Morehead||Fitchburg, Wisc.||3.98||Biochemistry|