Catie Baker Named Capital One Academic All-America® for Third Straight Year

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).

cosidanewlogo.jpgThe 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.

She joins DePauw student-athletes Kreigh Kamman and Rachel MacBeth who earlier this year were also Capital One Academic All-America® choices.

Catie BakerIn 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
Year Sport Student-Athlete Team
1958 Football Ike Tallman 3
1970 Football Jim Caesar 1
1970 Men’s Basketball Richard Tharp -
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
2011 Men's Soccer Kreigh Kamman 1
2012 Softball Rachel MacBeth 2
2012 Women's at-Large (Swimming) Catie Baker 1