Stoker Named Academic All-America
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June 7, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- East Carolina senior swimmer Andrew Stoker was voted to the 2011 Capitol One Academic All-America Men's At-Large Second-Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Stoker is the 22nd ECU student-athlete to be named Academic All-America since 1984 and first since 2008.
The Men's At-Large program for the Academic All-America includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.
"We are extremely proud of Andrew," Pirate head coach Rick Kobe said. "This is one of the most prestigious awards you can receive as a student-athlete. Andrew is an extremely hard worker both in the pool and the classroom, and is a very deserving recipient of this honor."
Stoker, a native of Berwyn, Pa., graduated this spring with a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA) as an accounting major. He was a four-time recipient of the Conference USA Academic Medal, which is given to student-athletes that have maintained a 3.75 of higher cumulative GPA, and earned Chancellor's List distinction each semester over the past four years.
Stoker was also recognized as the 2010-11 ECU Male Student-Athlete of the Year and the 2010-11 C-USA Winter Spirit of Service Award recipient. He was also named to the ECU Potash Corp. All-Academic Team the past two years, posting the highest GPA on the swimming and diving squad.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.