June 28, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Six Notre Dame student-athletes received ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors during the 2009-10 academic year, helping the Irish stay among the leaders in the nation in honorees.
The selection process for Academic All-Americans is conducted annually by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA). Teams are named in baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, football, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, men's track/cross country, women's track/cross country and women's volleyball, with men's and women's at-large teams being named for other sports.
Notre Dame now stands second all-time with 216 Academic All-Americans, trailing only Nebraska's 277, but well ahead of third-place Penn State's 167 honorees. Since 2000, Notre Dame and Nebraska have led the way with 90 selections each.
In addition, Notre Dame ranks in the top-10 in several sports for number of honorees. The Irish have had more Academic All-Americans than any other school in baseball and women's soccer, while also cracking the top-10 in men's at-large (third), men's basketball (10th), football (third), softball (sixth), and men's track/cross country (sixth).
Notre Dame had six honorees in 2009-10: Tim Abromaitis (men's basketball), Mike Anello (football), Cosmina Ciobanu (women's tennis), Lauren Fowlkes (women's soccer), Christine Lux (softball) and Michael Thomas (men's soccer). This marked the second consecutive year Anello earned Academic All-American recognition
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 received sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Academic All-America Selections (All Divisions) Total University of Nebraska 277 University of Notre Dame 216 Penn State University 167 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 165 Stanford University 144 Augustana College (Ill.) 134 Bucknell University 119 University of Texas 119 Emory University 118 UCLA 113
Division I Academic All-Americans Total University of Nebraska 277 University of Notre Dame 216 Penn State University 167 Stanford University 144 Bucknell University 119 University of Texas 119 UCLA 113 University of Florida 113 Ohio State University 108 University of Georgia 105
Most Academic All-America Selections Since 2000 Total University of Notre Dame 90 University of Nebraska 90 Emory University 77 Penn State University 73 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) 68 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 58 Calvin College 55 North Dakota State University 54 University of Alabama 53 University of St. Thomas 53
Academic All-America Men's At-Large Selections Total Emory University 37 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 37 University of Notre Dame 31 University of Nebraska 28 University of Minnesota 27 Stanford University 26 Augustana College (Ill.) 25 Johns Hopkins University 25 Penn State University 24 Kenyon College 23
Academic All-America Baseball Selections Total University of Notre Dame 29 Bucknell University 28 Wichita State University 27 Illinois Wesleyan University 25 Delta State University 22 Johns Hopkins University 22 Mississippi State University 22 Western Michigan University 19 University of Arizona 18 University of Nebraska 18
Academic All-America Men's Basketball Selections Total Illinoise Wesleyan University 24 UCLA 20 University of Kansas 19 Indiana University 18 Duke University 17 Millikin University 15 Gonzaga University 14 Northwestern University 14 Brigham Young University 14 Purdue University 14 University of Utah 13 University of Notre Dame 13
Academic All-America Football Selections Total University of Nebraska 98 Penn State University 57 University of Notre Dame 54 University of Dayton 49 Ohio State University 49 University of Oklahoma 47 Stanford University 40 Carnegie Mellon University 38 U.S. Air Force Academy 35 University of Texas 35 University of Michigan 35
Academic All-America Women's Soccer Selections Total University of Notre Dame 15 University of North Carolina 13 Penn State University 11 Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte) 9 University of Portland 9 U.S. Naval Academy 9 Ohio Northern University 8 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 7 Franklin Pierce University 7
Academic All-America Softball Selections Total University of Nebraska 27 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 20 Florida Southern College 20 Illinois Wesleyan University 19 The College of New Jersey 19 University of Notre Dame 18 California State University-Fresno (Fresno State) 18 DePaul University 18 Northern Illinois University 17 Kent State University 14 McDaniel College 14 Ohio Northern University 14 University of Tennessee 14 University of Michigan 14
Academic All-America Men's Cross Country/Track & Field Total Adams State College 16 Calvin College 14 University of Oregon 14 Augustana College (Ill.) 14 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) 13 University of Notre Dame 12 North Dakota State University 12 Nebraska Wesleyan University 12 University of Wisconsin 11 Florida State University 11 Rice University 11