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    The Academic All-America program is organized annually by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA); the program has been sponsored by various corporate partners. Capital One currently serves as the title sponsor of the Academic All-America program.

    To be eligible for Academic All-America status, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a minimum 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. Since 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.

    Notre Dame now stands second all-time with 231 Academic All-Americans, trailing only Nebraska's 307, but well ahead of third-place MIT's 204. Since 2000, those same three schools have led the way with Academic All-American selections. Nebraska has 120, followed closely by MIT's 107 and Notre Dame's 105.

    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 football (third), men's at-large (third), softball (sixth), men's basketball (ninth) and men's track/cross country (ninth).

    In the past few years, Notre Dame has had several distinguished Academic All-Americans. They include recent two-time Academic All-America selections Lauren Fowlkes (women's soccer; first team in 2010, second team in 2009) and Manti Te'o (football; first team in 2012, second team in 2011). In 2012, Te'o headlined a group of eight Irish student-athletes that now are part of this prestigious group, including fellow first-team Academic All-America honorees Greg Andrews (men's at-large), Mike Golic, Jr. (football) and Elizabeth Tucker (women's soccer).

    Greg Andrews
    Men's Tennis
    Mike Golic
    Manti Te'o
    Elizabeth Tucker
    Women's Soccer

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