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    The CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame honors former college student-athletes who have excelled in their professions and made substantial contributions to their communities. To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a candidate must have been a CoSIDA Academic All-America team member who graduated at least 10 years prior to their nomination for induction.

    Honorary inductees are eligible candidates who competed prior to the establishment of the Academic All-America program in their sport. The Academic All-America program was created by former Southern Methodist University (SMU) sports publicist Lester Jordan in 1952.

    Seven Fighting Irish student-athlete alumni have earned induction into the prestigious CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame, two of whom were two-time Academic All-Americans during their careers at Notre Dame. Through June 2009, fewer than 110 student-athletes all-time across all sports and all teams, have been inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame.

    Theismann
    Joe Theismann
    Football
    Casper
    Dave Casper
    Football
    Thomas
    Robert Thomas
    Football
    Paxson
    John Paxson
    Men's Basketball

    Burger
    Bob Burger
    Football
    Lally
    Carol Lally Shields
    Women's Basketball
    Riley
    Ruth Riley
    Women's Basketball

    Name Graduated Sport Inducted
    Joe Theismann 1971 Football 1990
    Dave Casper** 1974 Football 1993
    Robert Thomas 1973 Football 1996
    John Paxson** 1983 M Basketball 2005
    Bob Burger 1980 Football 2006
    Carol Lally Shields 1979 W Basketball 2011
    Ruth Riley**2001W Basketball2012
    ** - Two-time Academic All-American

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