Nixt Is Academic All-American

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