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Ledecky named Academic All-American of the Year, Eastin first-team Academic All-American

by ZwemZa on June 14th, 2018

Stanford sophomore psychology major Katie Ledecky was named the Google Cloud At-Large Division I Academic All-American of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.

Ledecky and swimming teammate Ella Eastin were named first-team Academic All-Americans, while fellow Cardinal Jensen Neff (men’s gymnastics) and Makenzie Fischer (women’s water polo) were named to the second team.

The at-large teams for the Google Cloud Academic All-America® program include the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo for both men and women, as well as beach volleyball, bowling, field hockey and rowing for women, and volleyball and wrestling for men.

Ledecky, who is remaining at Stanford to take classes as she pursues a professional career, holds a 3.99 GPA and was also named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team. In the pool this year, she won three NCAA titles and earned four All-America honors. She also won three Pac-12 titles and was the Swimmer of the Meet at the conference championships. As a collegian, the Bethesda, Maryland native, broke American records 11 times, NCAA records 15 times and NCAA meet records six times.

A human biology major and Pac-12 All-Academic first team selection, Eastin was the 2018 Swimmer of the Meet at the NCAA Championships as the only swimmer with three individual NCAA titles. Hailing from Irvine, California, she was named the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year and holds four NCAA and American records. Overall, she is a 14-time All-American and holds a 3.75 GPA.

In 2017-18, Stanford became the first school to reach 10 NCAA swimming and diving titles and claimed back-to-back championships for the first time since 1992-96. In a record-setting NCAA meet in March, the Cardinal became just the third school to sweep all five relays at the NCAA meet, and tied an all-time record with 13 event titles overall, last set 25 years ago by Stanford. The Cardinal had 16 different All-Americans combine for 56 All-America honors and five American records.

Courtesy: Stanford Athletics

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