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Fitch Earns Second Team Academic All-America Honors

November 26, 2008

Fitch_Alex_2008fb.jpgNovember 26, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw junior defensive end Alex Fitch has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® College Division Football Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

An economics and mathematics double major, Fitch has a 3.98 cumulative grade point average through four semesters and is a senior, academically.

The Long Grove, Ill., resident is a member of DePauw's Management Fellows program and will intern in the finance department at Eli Lilly and Company during the spring semester

Fitch has been named to DePauw's Dean's List all four semesters in addition to his two Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll selections.

In addition to his normal course load, Fitch also takes one piano class each semester and plans to perform a junior recital next year. He also is a recipient of the Timothy Pearson Scholarship, the Stuart and Jane Watson Delta Tau Delta Scholarship and the Neal Scholarship.

fitchmononblock08.jpgOn the field, Fitch started all 10 games for the 8-2 Tigers and blocked a team-high six kicks. Fitch finished the season with 23 total tackles including nine solos. He totaled three tackles for loss including 1.5 sacks and earned all-SCAC second team honors this season.

A two-time D3football.com Team of the Week selection this season and three times in his career, Fitch was also the SCAC Special Teams Player of the Week once this year.

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.

Fitch is DePauw's 40th Academic All-America selection and the 19th football player to earn the honor. The last Tiger football Academic All-America was Scott Farnham '97 in 1996.

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.

For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, please visit the CoSIDA site.

 

ACTION PHOTO: Alex Turco

 

DePauw's Academic All-America® Honorees
YearSportStudent-AthleteTeam
1958FootballIke Tallman3
1970FootballJim Caesar1
1970Men’s BasketballRichard Tharp‐‐‐
1971FootballJim Caesar1
1972Men’s BasketballCharles Bowers2
1972Men’s BasketballGary Pittenger2
1973FootballNeil Oslos1
1973Men’s BasketballGordon Pittenger1
1976Men’s BasketballRick Huser3
1980FootballJay True1
1980FootballJoe Johnson2
1984FootballRich Bonnacorsi2
1984FootballTim Weaver2
1985FootballTony DeNicola1
1985Women's At‐Large (Swimming)Jean Chamness 3
1986BaseballDavid ChalmersHM
1986FootballTimothy Weaver2
1986Women's At‐Large (Swimming)Nancy Gritter1
1987FootballMichael Sherman1
1987Men’s BasketballDavid Galle1
1987Women's At‐Large (Swimming)Nancy Gritter1
1988Women's At‐Large (Swimming)Nancy Gritter1
1990BaseballPete Land1
1990FootballMatt Nelson2
1990FootballTom Beaulieu1
1990Women's At‐Large (Tennis)Jennifer Burns3
1991FootballMatt Nelson1
1991FootballTom Beaulieu1
1992FootballMike Thomas2
1994FootballMike Callahan1
1996FootballScott Farnham2
1998BaseballTom Fagan3
1998Women's At‐Large (Swimming)Charee Campbell2
2001Men's At‐LargeDan Garrison3
2002Men’s BasketballJoe Nixon2
2003Men's At‐Large (Swimming)Nate Moch1
2003Women's At‐Large (Swimming)Katie Reis2
2006Men's SoccerNick Noel1
2008Women's At‐Large (Tennis)Erin Andrade3
2008FootballAlex Fitch2

 

 

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