Baker Earns Capital One Academic All-District Honors

Baker Earns Capital One Academic All-District Honors

May 17, 2012

Catie BakerGreencastle, Ind.Catie Baker (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy), a senior and member of the women's swimming and diving team, has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Division III Women's At-Large First Team. The team is selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Baker's name will now be placed on the Division III Academic All-America® ballot. She was a second team Academic All-America® selection in 2010 and a first team choice last year.

An NCAA Postgraduate Scholar this spring, Baker has 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.

Baker has served as a mentor for both the DePauw.year1 and Women in Science programs, She is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society and also served as president of the Delta Gamma sorority. Earlier this month, she was named recipient of the Amy Hasbrook Award as DePauw's top senior student-athlete.

cosidanewlogo.jpgIn 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.

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