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2014-06-05 Harris named Captial One Academic All-America 2nd Team
2014-06-05 Harris named Captial One Academic All-America 2nd Team

Harris named Capital One Academic All-America 2nd Team

Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Sophomore Sydney Harris (Fort Wayne, Ind.) was named a second team 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division At-Large Team selection for his efforts in the classroom and in the pool.

Each school’s Sports Information Director nominates athletes, who must have a class standing of sophomore or higher, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3  higher and either be a “varsity starter or key reserve.” Capital One sponsors the All-District and All-America teams. These teams are made up of athletes from across the range of different sports. There are All-District and All-American teams for Division II, Division III and the College Division (made up of NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools).

Harris, a psychology major with a 3.63 GPA, helped the Tigers secure a 3rd place team finish at the NAIA National Championships with a gold medal performance in the 200-yard breaststroke. She also had All-American performances in the 200 Medley Relay, the 100-yard breaststroke and the 400 Medley Relay.

A 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® second-team selection, Buchanan won the NAIA national championship in the 200 butterfly and was the national runner-up in the 200 individual medley. In all, he earned NAIA All-American honors in three events for Olivet Nazarene.

The Capital One College Division Academic All-America® men’s and women’s at-large teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.

The at-large program for the Capital One Academic All-America® program includes the sports of 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.