GW's Graeter Named to CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District First Team
Colonials Men's Swimming Standout Earns Honor for Second Straight Year
May 16, 2013
CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Teams
WASHINGTON – George Washington men’s swimming senior Phillip Graeter was named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District At-Large First Team on Thursday. He is joined by 84 other NCAA Division I student-athletes from eight districts who are now eligible for Capital One Academic All-America honors in the At-Large category.
A co-captain of the GW men’s swimming team, Graeter wrapped his notable three-year career with multiple accolades both in and out of the pool. The three-time team MVP is recognized as one of the most decorated swimmers in GW history after securing 11 Atlantic 10 Championship medals. This past season, the Schwerin, Germany product helped the Colonials secure a fourth-place team finish at the A-10 Championship with three trips to the podium in his final appearance, highlighted by his first-ever individual gold medal with a victory 400-yard individual medley. In addition, Graeter finished third in the 200 IM and swam the lead leg of the third-place finishing 800-yard freestyle relay that set a new school record. At the second annual Georgey Awards earlier this month, Graeter earned the Male Athlete of the Year award. Prior to graduation, he was the recipient of the top senior male athletics award as he was named the J. Dallas Shirley Most Outstanding Senior Male Student-Athlete.
A systems engineering major, Graeter’s success in the pool is matched in the classroom. The CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District At-Large First Team honor marks the second straight for Graeter, who boasts the highest cumulative grade-point average on the men’s swimming team at 3.87. A two-time A-10 All-Academic Team selection, he has been named to the GW Athletics Academic Dean’s List and A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll all five semesters. He will graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering and minors in mathematics and statistics. Graeter intends to remain at GW for graduate school to pursue his master’s in engineering management with a concentration in energy and environmental management.
The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom in the following sports: women's bowling, 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, women’s rowing, 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. CoSIDA District II consists of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) who has completed at least one full year at their current institution, and must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games.
The Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
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