Baker Earns Second Capital One Academic All-AmericaÂ® Award
June 9, 2011
June 9, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw junior swimmer Catie Baker has been selected to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Women's At-Large First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, resident is majoring in computer science and mathematics and had a 3.98 cumulative grade point average through her first five semesters. Baker was a second team honoree last year and her selection marks the 44th time a DePauw student-athlete has earned the distinction.
Baker was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year for the second straight season after winning the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke at the 2011 SCAC Championships. She also was part of the Tigers' all-conference 400 free relay.
At the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships, Baker earned all-America honors with her eighth-place finish in the 100 breast. In prelims she broke her own school record and set a new SCAC open record in a time of 1:03.39. She earned honorable mention all-America in the 200 breast with a ninth-place finish (2:18.99) setting another school and SCAC open record.
Baker ranks fourth in DePauw history with 1,654.75 career points and set the program's single-season record with 615.75 in 2009-10. She also earned all-America honors in both 2009 and 2010 and holds two individual school records and two more as part of relays.
To be eligible for the Academic All-America® team, 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.
|DePauw's Academic All-America® Honorees|
|1970||Men’s Basketball||Richard Tharp||â€?â€?â€?|
|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 Atâ€?Large (Swimming)||Jean Chamness||3|
|1986||Women's Atâ€?Large (Swimming)||Nancy Gritter||1|
|1987||Men’s Basketball||David Galle||1|
|1987||Women's Atâ€?Large (Swimming)||Nancy Gritter||1|
|1988||Women's Atâ€?Large (Swimming)||Nancy Gritter||1|
|1990||Women's Atâ€?Large (Tennis)||Jennifer Burns||3|
|1998||Women's Atâ€?Large (Swimming)||Charee Campbell||2|
|2001||Men's Atâ€?Large||Dan Garrison||3|
|2002||Men’s Basketball||Joe Nixon||2|
|2003||Men's Atâ€?Large (Swimming)||Nate Moch||1|
|2003||Women's Atâ€?Large (Swimming)||Katie Reis||2|
|2006||Men's Soccer||Nick Noel||1|
|2008||Women's Atâ€?Large (Tennis)||Erin Andrade||3|
|2010||Women's at-large (Swimming)
|2011||Women's At-Large (Swimming)