May 20, 2010
Four earn Academic All-District
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Four Grove City College student-athletes earned College Division At-Large Academic All-District honors from ESPN The Magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday morning through voting by the region's sports information directors.
Senior swimmer Richard Albertson (Berwick, Pa./Berwick) and senior diver Kyle Grubbs (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) both earned First Team Academic All-District on the men's side. Both Albertson and Grubbs will now advance to the national Academic All-America ballot as First Team selections.
Junior swimmer Sarah Page (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) and sophomore tennis player Megan Bennett (Poland, Ohio/Poland) both earned Second Team distinction on the women's All-District squad.
Albertson earned First Team All-District for the second consecutive year. A four-year letterwinner in the butterfly and backstroke, Albertson helped Grove City capture its third consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference title this season. He ranks ninth all-time at Grove City in the 200 butterfly (1:59.12) and 200 backstroke (1:58.49).
Albertson helped Grove City to a 49-8 dual-meet record during his career, including an 11-2 mark in 2009-10. As a freshman in 2006-07, he helped Grove City record a program-best 15 victories.
In the classroom, Albertson earned a 3.92 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in molecular biology. He is a Dean's List student who earned a spot on the PAC Academic Honor Roll. He has been inducted into Scroll and Key and the Beta Beta Beta biology honorary. Albertson also earned Second Team Academic All-District in 2008.
Grubbs earned four letters as a diver for Grove City. He won conference titles in both 1- and 3-meter diving as a junior and again as a senior in 2010. Grubbs twice qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship and earned First Team All-PAC honors in each of his final two seasons.
An eight-time Dean's List honoree, Grubbs achieved a 3.79 GPA in molecular biology as a student-athlete at Grove City. He received the Grove City Presidential Scholarship while earning a spot on the PAC Academic Honor Roll.
Page is a three-year letterwinner in the sprints for Grove City's women's swimming and diving team. She earned three All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Championships in March and helped the Wolverines finish 11th in the team standings at the NCAA Championships.
Page owns school records in the 200 (1:35.35) and 400 (3:28.09) free relays as well as the 200 (1:47.83) and 400 (3:57.59) medley relays. In 2008, she earned the High Point Award at the Grove City Invitational/PAC Championships. Page has helped Grove City to a 24-4 dual-meet record and consecutive conference titles over the past two seasons.
A chemistry major, Page has achieved a 3.64 grade-point average during her three years at Grove City. She is a Dean's List student and has been named to the PAC Academic Honor Roll. She is the president of the Kemikos chemistry honorary and is also involved in Grove City's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Bennett helped Grove City's women's tennis team capture the PAC title and earn its second straight NCAA Championship Tournament invitation during the 2009-10 academic year. She won the conference title at first doubles last fall and then helped the Wolverines advance to the regional semifinals in the 2010 NCAA Tournament earlier this month. Grove City finished the season 15-6 overall.
Bennett owns a 4.00 GPA as a finance major. She is a Dean's List student and has been named to the conference's Academic Honor Roll. She has been inducted into the Operation Top Management business honorary and also earned All-Academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Seventeen Grove City student-athletes have earned Academic All-District honors during the 2009-10 academic year. Last year, 19 Grove City student-athletes achieved CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition.
District II includes all non-NCAA Division I colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
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