Baker Earns Second Capital One Academic All-America® Award

Baker Earns Second Capital One Academic All-America® Award

June 9, 2011

98319June 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).

92525The 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.

98033At 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.

cosidanewlogo.jpgSince 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.

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DePauw's Academic All-America® Honorees
Year Sport Student-Athlete Team
1958 Football Ike Tallman 3
1970 Football Jim Caesar 1
1970 Men’s Basketball Richard Tharp â€?â€?â€?
1971 Football Jim Caesar 1
1972 Men’s Basketball Charles Bowers 2
1972 Men’s Basketball Gary Pittenger 2
1973 Football Neil Oslos 1
1973 Men’s Basketball Gordon Pittenger 1
1976 Men’s Basketball Rick Huser 3
1980 Football Jay True 1
1980 Football Joe Johnson 2
1984 Football Rich Bonnacorsi 2
1984 Football Tim Weaver 2
1985 Football Tony DeNicola 1
1985 Women's At�Large (Swimming) Jean Chamness 3
1986 Baseball David Chalmers HM
1986 Football Timothy Weaver 2
1986 Women's At�Large (Swimming) Nancy Gritter 1
1987 Football Michael Sherman 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 Baseball Pete Land 1
1990 Football Matt Nelson 2
1990 Football Tom Beaulieu 1
1990 Women's At�Large (Tennis) Jennifer Burns 3
1991 Football Matt Nelson 1
1991 Football Tom Beaulieu 1
1992 Football Mike Thomas 2
1994 Football Mike Callahan 1
1996 Football Scott Farnham 2
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
2008 Football Alex Fitch 2
2009 Football Alex Fitch 1
2010 Women's at-large (Swimming) Catie Baker 2
2011 Softball Rachel MacBeth 1
2011 Women's At-Large (Swimming) Catie Baker 1