The Minnesota Nets are the second most academic Americans in school history

Athletics | 06/24/2022 07:07:00

MINNEAPOLIS – With 11 All-America Academic Honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in the 2021-2021 academic year, the University of Minnesota is tied for the second highest honor in the college. school history.

Blaise Andries (football), Alec Basten (track and cross country), Natalie DenHartog (softball), Lindsay Eliasen (rowing), Jack Gibbens (soccer), Bethan Hasz, represented Minnesota this year to earn recognition for their achievements sports and academics. (athletics and cross-country), Abby Kohut-Jackson (athletics and cross-country), Val Larson (athletics and cross-country), Ona Loper (gymnastics), Lexy Ramler (gymnastics) and Kaleb Siekmeier (athletics and field and cross -country).

Among Minnesota-sponsored sports, the Golden Gophers led the Big Ten in both University All-Americans and Academic All-District winners (25). The Gophers finished second nationally in CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in their sponsored sports this year behind only Stanford (19), while recipients from all districts were tied with Harvard for fourth place behind Stanford (32 ), Cal (31) and Boise State (26).

Minnesota also had 11 Academic All-America selections in the 2015-16 school year, and they just set a school record of 15 winners a year ago.

Within the Big Ten, Minnesota edged Michigan, which finished second in all-district picks (22) and All-Americans (10), while Penn State finished third with 13 and eight, respectively.

Additionally, Maroon & Gold student-athletes earned a total of 331 Academic All-Big Ten honors for the 2021-22 academic year. In autumn, 130 student-athletes were recognized, while the winter saw 102 Big Ten awards and another 99 received such honors in the spring.

The NCAA also released its Academic Progress Rate (APR) earlier this month. Seven Gopher programs earned a perfect multi-year rate of 1,000, which collects data over four academic years, while 14 programs earned a perfect APR score in the last reporting year, 2020-21.

Along with the hard work of student-athletes, the athletic department’s national achievements have benefited from continued investments in academics, including the Athletes’ Village and the Lindahl Academic Center, where all University of Minnesota student-athletes benefit academic support and development opportunities. they prepare their diplomas.

Started by CoSIDA in 1952, the Academic All-America program has honored 155 University of Minnesota student-athletes. To be eligible for the honor, student-athletes must be a starter or major reserve with at least a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 at their institution. Candidates are selected by CoSIDA members based on their academic and athletic achievements.

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