May 25, 2007
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Ted Brown (Kokomo, Ind./Western), a senior on the Notre Dame men's swimming and diving team, has received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors for District V from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Brown will now be on the national ballot with a chance to become an Academic All-American.
Brown ranks second all-time in program history with 10 all-BIG EAST honors. This past season, he garnered four all-conference accolades in helping the Fighting Irish to a runner-up finish at the BIG EAST Championship. Brown was an integral part in Notre Dame capturing back-to-back BIG EAST crowns in 2005 and 2006. He was on the winning 800-yard free relay, which registered a school-record time, at the 2006 BIG EAST meet. Brown also was a part of school records in the 500 free and 400 free relay during his Irish career.
Along with his swimming accomplishments, Brown has excelled in the classroom. He graduated this month with degrees in science pre-professional studies and anthropology, while finishing with a 3.716 cumulative grade-point average. Brown received the team's Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award for the 2006-07 season. He also has been tabbed as a College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) All-Academic performer and a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
Brown recently received a postgraduate scholarship through the NCAA. He was one of 29 male student-athletes who participated in a winter sport, which includes basketball, fencing, gymnastics, swimming and diving, indoor track and field and wrestling, to receive the $7,500 scholarship. Brown is the first student-athlete in program history to receive an NCAA postgraduate scholarship.