Fitch Earns Second Team Academic All-America Honors
November 26, 2008
November 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.
On 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|
|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||Baseball||Tom Fagan||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|