List of Academic All-America Team Members of the Year

List of Academic All-America Team Members of the Year is a list of the annual selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America and its Academic All-America sponsor of the individual athlete selected as the most outstanding of the approximately 1640 annual Academic All-America selections. Since the 2019 awards, one winner has been chosen for each of five divisions. Three of the divisions correspond directly to the three divisions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)—Division I, Division II, and Division III. A fourth division, introduced with the 2019 award cycle, is for National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) members.[1] The last of the five is the College Division, which currently includes U.S. four-year institutions that are not NCAA or NAIA members, Canadian universities and colleges, and two-year colleges.[2] The College Division was introduced in 1996, covering not only those institutions in today's College Division but also NCAA institutions outside Division I and NAIA members. After the 2011 award cycle, NCAA Divisions II and III were spun off from the College Division and given their own Academic All-America teams.[3] NCAA Division I has had its own Academic All-America team since 1996—originally as the University Division, and since 2012 under its own name.[4] Between 1988 and 1995, only one winner was chosen per year across all institutions participating in the program.[5] The Academic All-America program recognizes combined athletic and academic excellence of the nation's top student-athletes.

Academic All-America Team Members of the Year
Awarded forthe yearly outstanding Academic All-America team member
CountryUnited States & Canada
Presented byCollege Sports Information Directors of America
Currently held byJustin Herbert, Oregon
Amanda Kautzer, Michigan Tech
Bebe Wang, Denison
Grace Barry, Concordia (NE)
Margaret Pham, UBC
Websitehttp://academicallamerica.com

Currently, each team selects Academic All-District honorees in eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. First team All-District honorees make the All-America team ballots. Currently, all twelve Academic All-American teams (Men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's track & field, men's baseball, women's softball, men's American football, women's volleyball and men's and women's at-large teams) has one Academic All-American of the Year for every division. One of these twelve sport-by-sport Academic All-American of the years is selected as the Academic All-America Team Members of the Year for each division.[6]

Three individuals have been named winners twice—Sarah Pavan of Nebraska in 2007 and 2008 for what was then called the University Division, and Maryanne Gong of MIT and Leah Esposito of Carroll College in Montana in 2016 and 2017, respectively in Division III and the College Division.

Division I (formerly University Division)Edit

Note: All athletes are American unless otherwise indicated.

Year Name School Sport
1987–88 Michael Smith Brigham Young University Basketball
1988–89 James Martin Pennsylvania State University Wrestling
1989–90 Alec Kessler University of Georgia Basketball
1990–91 Al Parker University of Georgia Tennis
1991–92 Tommy Vardell Stanford University Football
1992–93 Jim Hansen University of Colorado Boulder Football
1993–94 Carl Erikson Oberlin College Tennis
1994–95 Rebecca Lobo University of Connecticut Basketball
Rob Zatechka University of Nebraska–Lincoln Football
1995–96 Todd Fuller North Carolina State University Basketball
1996–97 Danny Wuerffel University of Florida Football
1997–98 Peyton Manning University of Tennessee Football
1998–99 Matt Stinchcomb University of Georgia Football
1999–2000 Chad Pennington Marshall University Football
2000–01 Ruth Riley University of Notre Dame Basketball
2001–02   Stacey Dales-Schuman University of Oklahoma Basketball
2002–03 Theresa Kulikowski University of Utah Gymnastics
2003–04 Emeka Okafor University of Connecticut Basketball
2004–05 Alex Smith University of Utah Football
2005–06   Christine Sinclair University of Portland Soccer
2006–07   Sarah Pavan University of Nebraska–Lincoln Volleyball
2007–08   Sarah Pavan University of Nebraska–Lincoln Volleyball
2008–09 Galen Rupp University of Oregon Track/Cross Country
2009–10 Justine Schluntz University of Arizona Swimming
2010–11 Maya Moore University of Connecticut Basketball
2011–12 Brooke Pancake[7] University of Alabama Golf
2012–13 Barrett Jones[8] University of Alabama Football
2013–14 Kim Jacob[9] University of Alabama Gymnastics
2014–15 Matt Brown[10] Pennsylvania State University Wrestling
2015–16 Carson Wentz[11] North Dakota State University Football
2016–17 Sarah Gibson[12] Texas A&M University Swimming
2017–18 Katie Ledecky[13] Stanford University Swimming
2018–19 Lexi Jacobus[14] University of Arkansas Track & field
2019–20 Justin Herbert[15] University of Oregon Football

Division IIEdit

Year Name School Sport
2011–12 Bryan Lippincott[16] Concordia University-St. Paul Baseball
2012–13 Kari Daugherty[17] Ashland University Basketball
2013–14 Lauren Battista[18] Bentley University Basketball
2014–15 Kristin Day[19] Clarion University of Pennsylvania Diving
2015–16 Jason Vander Laan[20] Ferris State University Football
2016–17 Marie Coors[21] Saint Leo University Golf
2017–18   Alicja Konieczek[22] Western State Colorado University Cross country, track and field
2018–19 Charlie Bertrand[23] Merrimack College Lacrosse
2019–20 Amanda Kautzer[24] Michigan Technological University Skiing

Division IIIEdit

Year Name School Sport
2011–12 Drew Golz[25] Wheaton College (Illinois) Baseball/Soccer
2012–13 Colton Hunt[26] Randolph College Basketball
2013–14 Christy Cazzola[27] University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh Cross-country/Track
2014–15 John Coleman[28] Clarkson University Basketball/Baseball
2015–16 Maryann Gong[29] Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cross country, track and field
2016–17 Maryann Gong[30] Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cross country, track and field
2017–18 Cooper Cook[31] Nebraska Wesleyan University Basketball
2018–19 Abby Bertics[32] Massachusetts Institute of Technology Volleyball
2019–20 Bebe Wang[33] Denison University Swimming

NAIAEdit

Year Name School Sport
2018–19 Christina Klouda[34] University of the Cumberlands Swimming
2019–20 Grace Barry[35] Concordia University Nebraska Basketball

College DivisionEdit

Included NCAA schools outside Division I from 1996–2011, and NAIA members from 1996–2018.

Year Name School Sport
1995–96 Chris Palmer Saint John's University (MN) Football
1996–97 Julie Roe Millikin University Basketball
1997–98 Brad Gray Massachusetts Institute of Technology Football
1998–99 Kelly Schade Simpson College Softball
1999–2000 Korey Coon Illinois Wesleyan University Basketball
2000–01 Emily Bloss Emporia State University Basketball
2001–02 T.J. Hess Widener College Football
2002–03 Ashley Rowatt Kenyon College Swimming
2003–04 Kristen Shields Whitworth University Track & Field
2004–05 Carli Dale Juniata College Volleyball
2005–06 Josh Lamberson Northwest Missouri State University Football
2006–07 Jamie Wolf Clarion University Diving
2007–08 Troy Ruths Washington University in St. Louis Basketball
2008–09 Greg Micheli Mount Union College Football
2009–10 Jessica Pixler Seattle Pacific University Track/Cross Country
2010–11 Shannon Gagne University of New Haven Track/Cross Country
2011–12 Jamie Achten[36] Lee University Soccer
2012–13   Mia Persson[37] Lindsey Wilson College Soccer
2013–14   Stephen Lunney[38] Martin Methodist College Soccer
2014–15   Wanessa Siqueira[39] Park University Volleyball
2015–16 Leah Esposito[40] Carroll College (Montana) Cross country, track and field
2016–17 Leah Esposito[41] Carroll College (Montana) Cross country, track and field
2017–18 Kyle Steigenga[42] Cornerstone University Basketball
2018–19   Margaret Pham[2] University of British Columbia Field hockey

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "New Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division for the NAIA Being Added For 2018-19 Academic Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. May 22, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Margaret Pham of British Columbia Named 2018-19 Google Cloud College Division Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. August 2, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Brown, Gary (November 2, 2011). "New Academic All-America program: For the first time CoSIDA will announce teams in all divisions". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on June 5, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
  4. ^ "Capital One Academic All-District ® Men's Basketball Teams Released" (PDF). College Sports Information Directors of America. February 3, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  5. ^ "ESPN The Magazine Annual Academic All-America® Of The Year Recipients" (PDF). College Sports Information Directors of America. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  6. ^ "Academic All-America program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)" (PDF). College Sports Information Directors of America. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  7. ^ "Golfer Brooke Pancake of Alabama named 2011–12 Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. August 9, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  8. ^ "Barrett Jones of Alabama named Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. August 8, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  9. ^ "Alabama's Jacob crowned Capital One Division I Academic All-America of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. August 1, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "NCAA Champion Wrestler Matt Brown of Penn State Named Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 24, 2015. Archived from the original on July 25, 2015. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  11. ^ "North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz, Selected Second in the NFL Draft, Is Division I Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 21, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  12. ^ "Texas A&M Swimmer Sarah Gibson Selected CoSIDA Division I Academic All-America® of the Year" (PDF) (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 20, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  13. ^ Allen, Scott (July 19, 2018). "Katie Ledecky wins top academic honor among all Division I athletes". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  14. ^ "Lexi Jacobus of Arkansas Named 2018-19 Google Cloud NCAA Division I Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. August 1, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  15. ^ "Quarterback Justin Herbert of Oregon Named 2019-20 NCAA Division I Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 23, 2020. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  16. ^ "Bryan Lippincott of Concordia-St. Paul named as Capital One Division II Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. August 8, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  17. ^ "Kari Daugherty of Ashland named 2012–13 Capital One Division II Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. August 7, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  18. ^ "Bentley's Battista named Capital One D2 Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 31, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  19. ^ "Women's Diving Standout Kristin Day of Clarion Selected as Capital One Division II Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 24, 2015. Archived from the original on July 25, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  20. ^ "Division II Academic All-America® of the Year Selected: Ferris State Senior QB Jason Vander Laan" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 20, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  21. ^ "Women's Golf Standout Marie Coors of Saint Leo Named CoSIDA Division II Academic All-America® of the Year" (PDF) (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 19, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  22. ^ "Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Standout Alicja Konieczek of Western State Colorado Named Google Cloud Division II Academic All-America® of the Year" (PDF) (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 18, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  23. ^ "Charlie Bertrand of Merrimack Named 2018-19 Google Cloud NCAA Division II Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 31, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  24. ^ "Amanda Kautzer of Michigan Tech Named 2019-20 NCAA Division II Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 22, 2020. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  25. ^ "Two-sport standout Drew Golz of Wheaton (Ill.) honored as Capital One Division III Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. August 7, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  26. ^ "Basketball standout Colton Hunt of Randolph College named Capital One Division III All-America of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. August 6, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  27. ^ "Cazzola named Capital One Academic D3 All-America of the Year" (Press release). July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  28. ^ "Dual Sport Standout John Coleman of Clarkson Selected Capital One Division III Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 24, 2015. Archived from the original on July 25, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  29. ^ "MIT's Maryann Gong Named Division III Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 19, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  30. ^ "MIT Distance Runner Maryann Gong Selected as CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America® of the Year" (PDF) (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 18, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  31. ^ "Nebraska Wesleyan's Cooper Cook Selected Google Cloud Division III Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year" (PDF) (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 18, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  32. ^ "Abby Bertics of MIT Named 2018-19 Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 30, 2019. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  33. ^ "Men's Swimmer Bebe Wang of Denison Named As 2019-20 NCAA Division III Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 21, 2020. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  34. ^ "Christina Klouda of Cumberlands Named 2018-19 Google Cloud NAIA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 29, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  35. ^ "Women's Basketball Player Grace Barry of Concordia (Neb.) Named As 2019-20 NAIA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 20, 2020. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  36. ^ "Lee University soccer standout Jamie Achten named Capital One College Division Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. August 6, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  37. ^ "Soccer standout Mia Persson of NAIA champion Lindsey Wilson College selected 2012–13 Capital One College Division Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  38. ^ "Lunney Named Top Capital One Academic All-America honoree in College Division" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  39. ^ "Volleyball Standout Wanessa Siqueira of Park Named as Capital One Division III Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 24, 2015. Archived from the original on July 25, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  40. ^ "Carroll College Women's Track & Field/XC Standout Leah Esposito Selected CoSIDA College Division Academic All-America® of the Year" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 18, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  41. ^ "Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Standout Leah Esposito Named as CoSIDA College Division Academic All-America® of the Year" (PDF) (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 17, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  42. ^ "Men's Basketball Standout Kyle Steigenga of Cornerstone Named as Google Cloud College Division Academic All-America® of the Year" (PDF) (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. July 16, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2019.

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