Dacus named to CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-District Second Team
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gallaudet University men’s swimmer Kyle Dacus (The Woodlands, Texas) was selected to the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team for the College Division – District 2, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), announced Thursday. Gallaudet is a member of the College Division (Division II, III, NAIA and 2-year schools) and is in District 2 for CoSIDA Academic honors.
The junior biology major holds a 3.95 grade point average. Dacus is one of two student-athletes from the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) to be selected to the Academic All-District at-large teams. Hood College men’s tennis player Carter Reitman was named to the second team.
Dacus was a key role player for the Gallaudet men’s swimming team this season as the Bison finished sixth at the CAC championships. The Woodlands, Texas, native helped to secure key team points for Gallaudet throughout the season. He is in the honors program at Gallaudet where he has made the Dean’s List every semester since coming to Kendall Green. He was chosen as one of Gallaudet’s finest first-year students in 2008-09.
The at-large category features student-athletes from 25 different NCAA sports including; women’s bowling, women’s crew, men’s and women’s fencing, women’s field hockey, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s rifle, men’s and women’s skiing, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s water polo and men’s wrestling.
Dacus is the second Bison to earn Academic All-District honors this school year (2009-10) as senior Shana Lehmann (Frederick, Md.) was named to the volleyball first team back in November. Gallaudet last had an Academic All-American in 1993 and only has earned two selections total in program history since the inception of the awards in 1952. Wayne Langbein was named to the men’s at-large second team for track and field in 1993 and Brian Bippus was selected to the men’s basketball second team in 1991.
To be eligible for CoSIDA Academic honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 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.
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