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.
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.