West Named Academic All-American

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior Austin West was named to the CSC Academic All-American First Team on Tuesday. 

 West is the first men’s Academic All-American at Iowa since 2012. He joins women’s athlete Mariel Bruxvoort, who was named Academic All-American Third Team on Tuesday. 

College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) began the Academic All-America program in 1952. The recognition is the longest running and premier award for athletic and academic success across championship college sports at all levels. 

West was a six-time All-American during his career at Iowa, earning first-team honors in the indoor heptathlon this season with a sixth-place finish at nationals (5,900 points). This outdoor season, West was an NCAA decathlon qualifier, but was forced to withdraw due to injury.

The Iowa City native bounced back with a sixth-place showing in the decathlon at the U.S. Olympic Trials this summer, where he posted a personal best in the shot put (15.09 meters) and season-bests across four other events. 

West previously was a first-team All American in 2022 and 2023 in the decathlon and earned second-team honors in the heptathlon from 2021-2023.