Catie Baker Named Capital One Academic All-America® for Third Straight Year
June 5, 2012
Greencastle, Ind. — Catie Baker (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy), a May summa cum laude graduate and a member of the women's swimming and diving team, has been selected to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Women's At-Large First Team. The team is selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The honor is the third straight for Baker as she was a second team college division selection in 2010 and a first team choice last year. She joins Nancy Gritter '88 as the only three-time Academic All-America® selections in DePauw history.
Baker, who was named an NCAA Postgraduate Scholar this spring, had a 3.99 grade point average through seven semesters while majoring in both computer science and mathematics. She's been named to DePauw's Dean's List all seven semesters and has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
A mentor for both the DePauw.year1 and Women in Science programs, Baker is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society and also served as president of the Delta Gamma sorority.
In the pool, Baker was a three-time NCAA Division III all-America honoree in the 100-yard breaststroke. She also earned honorable mention all-America three times in the 200 breast and once in the 200 individual medley. Baker was a three-time College Swim Coaches Association Scholar All-American and earned Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year honors in 2010 and 2011.
The 2011 SCAC Swimmer of the Meet, Baker was a 10-time SCAC champion and set the conference's meet record in the 200 breast. Baker is DePauw's all-time career and single-season point leader and holds two individual school records and two as a member of relays.
Baker was featured this spring by Cedar Rapids' KCRG-TV.
In all, DePauw student-athletes have earned 47 Academic All-America® honors since Ike Tallman's selection to the 1958 football team. The complete list of DePauw honorees is posted below.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, please visit the CoSIDA site.
|DePauw's Academic All-America® Honorees|
|1970||Men’s Basketball||Richard Tharp||-|
|1972||Men’s Basketball||Charles Bowers||2|
|1972||Men’s Basketball||Gary Pittenger||2|
|1973||Men’s Basketball||Gordon Pittenger||1|
|1976||Men’s Basketball||Rick Huser||3|
|1985||Women's At-Large (Swimming)||Jean Chamness||3|
|1986||Women's At-Large (Swimming)||Nancy Gritter||1|
|1987||Men’s Basketball||David Galle||1|
|1987||Women's At-Large (Swimming)||Nancy Gritter||1|
|1988||Women's At-Large (Swimming)||Nancy Gritter||1|
|1990||Women's At-Large (Tennis)||Jennifer Burns||3|
|1998||Women's At-Large (Swimming)||Charee Campbell||2|
|2001||Men's At-Large||Dan Garrison||3|
|2002||Men’s Basketball||Joe Nixon||2|
|2003||Men's At-Large (Swimming)||Nate Moch||1|
|2003||Women's At-Large (Swimming)||Katie Reis||2|
|2006||Men's Soccer||Nick Noel||1|
|2008||Women's At-Large (Tennis)||Erin Andrade||3|
|2010||Women's At-Large (Swimming)||Catie Baker||2|
|2011||Women's at-Large (Swimming)||Catie Baker||1|
|2011||Men's Soccer||Kreigh Kamman||1|
|2012||Women's at-Large (Swimming)||Catie Baker||1|