June 15, 2004
TOWSON, MD – University of Iowa senior Tyler Nixt has been named to the 2004 Co-SIDA Academic All-America At-Large first team. Nixt, who earned all-America honors at 174 pounds for the Hawkeye wrestling team, is one of 15 student-athletes from across the nation to earn first team honors. The Greene, IA, native posted a 3.85 grade-point average in accounting to help gain the honor.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America program honors 816 male and female student-athletes annually who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA, a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relation professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing 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 Division I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.
CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large First Team
|Name, Sport, School||Cl.||Hometown||Major, Grade Point Average|
|Richard Barker, Tennis, Rice||Sr.||Solihull, England||Math. Econ. Analysis, 3.82|
|William Barker, Tennis, Rice||Sr.||Solihull, England||Economics/Manager. Studies, 3.83|
|Scott Carlyle, Golf, California||Sr.||El Dorado Hills, CA||Civil Engineering, 3.95|
|David Corrie, Tennis, Texas Arlington||Sr.||London, England||Economics, 3.93|
|Frank Doyle, Ice Hockey, Maine||Sr.||Guelph, Ontario||Business Administration, 3.85|
|Caesar Garcia, Swimming, Auburn||Sr.||Baton Rouge, LA||Mechanical Engineering, 3.92|
|Jamey Houle, Gymnastics, Ohio State||Sr.||Enfield, CT||Psychology, 3.97|
|Clint Keithley, Tennis, Penn State||Sr.||Valparaiso, IN||Business Administration, 4.00|
|Keith Kowal, Volleyball, Penn State||Jr.||Reading, PA||Electrical Engineering, 3.65|
|Tyler Nixt, Wrestling, Iowa||Sr.||Greene, IA||Accounting, 3.85|
|Mitch Richeson, Swimming, Ohio St.||Jr.||Greenwood, IN||Computer Sci./Engineering, 3.97|
|Bob Rogers, Gymnastics, Illinois||Sr.||West Allis, WI||Kinesiology, 3.72|
|Scott Schultz, Swimming, Florida||Sr.||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Zoology/Pre-Med, 3.91|
|Camilo Villegas, Golf, Florida||Jr.||Medellin, Colombia||Business Administration, 3.78|
|C.J. Weber, Tennis, Eastern Illinois||Sr.||Teutopolis, IL||Psychology, 3.94|