Widmann, Rubin Named Division II Academic All-Americans of the Year

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

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