BigTen.org, June 14, 2018
The 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Division I At-Large Teams were announced, with a combined nine Big Ten students earning recognition.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated.
Michigan swimmer PJ Ransford was named the Google Cloud Academic All-America® of the Year for the Men?s Division I At-Large Team. The senior is a two-time NCAA Elite 90 Award recipient, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. The mechanical engineering major is a three-time CSCAA All-American and a Big Ten Champion in the 1,650-yard freestyle. The Pittsford, N.Y., native was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor and Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship in 2018.
The complete list of Big Ten honorees can be found below.
NCAA DIVISION I MEN
Academic All-American of the Year: PJ Ransford, University of Michigan
|Tennis||Linus Erhart||University of Nebraska||Gr.||4.00/3.91||International Business Management / MBA|
|Swimming||PJ Ransford||University of Michigan||Sr.||4.00||Mechanical Engineering|
|Gymnastics||Noah Roberson||Pennsylvania State University||Jr.||4.00||Biomedical Engineering / Biomechanical Eng.|
|Wrestling||Adam Coon||University of Michigan||Gr.||3.57/4.00||Space Engineering (G) / Aerospace Eng. (UG)|
|Swimming||Marat Amaltdinov||Purdue University||Gr.||3.81/3.79||Finance|
|Gymnastics||Yaroslav Pochinka||University of Minnesota||Sr.||3.91||Neuroscience|
NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN
|Gymnastics||Danielle Breen||University of Nebraska||Sr.||4.00||Accounting|
|Ice Hockey||Sydney Baldwin||University of Minnesota||Sr.||3.60||Human Resources Develop. / Health Services Mgmt.|
|Ice Hockey||Sidney Peters||University of Minnesota||Sr.||3.74||Kinesiology|