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Thursday June 27, 2013Florida's David Triassi Named Capital One First Team Academic All-America®

Towson, Md.

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Senior thrower David Triassi (Jacksonville, Fla.) has been honored as a Capital One First Team Academic All-America®, presented by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), announced Thursday.

 

Triassi is just third Gator men’s track & field athlete in history to be named Academic All-America®, joining two-time honoree Steve Zieminski (2004, 2005) and John Rogerson (1985) in receiving the distinction.

 

Triassi is the only Southeastern Conference athlete honored on the First Team for the men and 10 SEC athletes received recognition between the men’s and women’s Capital One Academic All-America teams. The 15 members of the Capital One Academic All-America® men’s first team have an average G.P.A. of 3.796. The team is comprised of 11 seniors, three graduate students and one junior.

 

Triassi graduated cum laude from the University of Florida last spring, earning his Bachelor’s in finance with a 3.88 cumulative GPA. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in entrepreneurship with a 3.83 cumulative GPA.

 

Triassi is the reigning SEC Indoor Champion in the men’s weight throw (21.59m/70-10) and a First Team All-America in the event in 2013. The Gator senior is second all-time at UF in the weight throw and third in program history in the hammer throw outdoors (61.54m/201-11). Triassi was a member of the 2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team as a junior.

 

Triassi is just the sixth Gator men’s track & field athlete to be honored by the CoSIDA All-Academic program and was only the second back-to-back All-District honoree in program history alongside Steve Zieminski in 2004 and 2005. Triassi earned a spot on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2010 and SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012.

 

Triassi joins swimmers Elizabeth Beisel, Brad deBorde and Cameron Martin as Academic All-Americans® this year, as Beisel was named At-Large Academic All-American® of the Year and a First Team Academic All-American®.

 

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2013 CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA® DIVISION I MEN’S TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

 

FIRST TEAM

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

G.P.A.

Major

Bjorn Barrefors (1) @ $

Nebraska

Sr.

Stockholm, Sweden

3.75

Computer Science

Andy Bayer (2)  #

Indiana

Sr.

Leo, Ind.

3.60

Biology

Peter Callahan

Princeton

Sr.

Evanston, Ill.

3.40

History

Matt Carey (1)

Rice

Sr.

San Antonio, Texas

4.24

MBA

Ben DeJarnette

Oregon

Jr.

Mechanicsville, Va.

4.00

Journalism

Jeremy Drenckhahn

U.S. Air Force Academy

Sr.

Plymouth, Minn.

3.80

Biology

Christopher Galvin

U.S. Naval Academy

Sr.

Austin, Texas

4.00

Mechanical Engineering

Nick Happe (3)

Arizona State

Sr.

St. Charles, Mo.

4.00

Finance, Accountancy

Elliot Krause (2)  #

Wisconsin

Sr.

Appleton, Wis.

3.72

Mathematics, Philosophy

Stephen Mackell

Dayton

Sr.

Findlay, Ohio

3.99

Economics, Philosophy

Quentin Mege (3)

Minnesota

Gr.

Chelles, France

3.92

Mechanical Engineering

Edgar Rivera-Morales (3)

Arizona

Sr.

Agua Prieta, Mexico

3.58

Industrial Engineering

Jeremy Taiwo

Washington

Sr.

Renton, Wash.

3.54

International Studies

DAVID TRIASSI

FLORIDA

GR.

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

3.88

ENTREPRENEURSHIP (GRAD)

Alexander Ziegler (2)

Virginia Tech

Gr.

Dischingen, Germany

3.53

MBA (G) / Management (UG)

 

SECOND TEAM

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

G.P.A.

Major

Gabriel Aragon

New Mexico

Sr.

Albuquerque, N.M.

3.97

Business Administration

Sam Bombaugh

Louisville

Jr.

Falmouth, Mass.

3.88

Political Science

Matt Bova

Cincinnati

Jr.

Kettering, Ohio

4.00

Mathematics

Stefan Brits

Florida State

So.

Cape Town, So. Africa

3.94

Chemical Science

Paul Chelimo

UNC Greensboro

Jr.

Eldoret, Ken

3.68

Nursing

Anton Kokorin

Arkansas

Sr.

Leningradskaya, Russia

3.78

Supply Chain Management

Alex McGrath

William & Mary

Sr.

Marlborough, N.H.

3.42

International Relations

Jeff Mettler

South Dakota

Jr.

Eureka, S.D.

4.00

Kinesiology & Sports Science

Blake Niccum

Baylor

Sr.

Houston, Texas

4.00

Engineering

Kevin Oliver

Santa Clara

Sr.

Tualatin, Ore.

3.98

Economics / Political Science

Demetrios Pagonis

Davidson

Sr.

Westminster, Md.

3.89

Chemistry

Eric Powers

Georgia Tech

Sr.

Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

4.00

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Robert Razick

South Carolina

Sr.

Florence, S.C.

3.90

Biological Sciences

Logan Renwick

Notre Dame

Jr.

Butler, Pa.

3.89

Mechanical Engineering

Brandon Stryganek

Illinois

So.

Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

3.49

Recreation, Sport & Tourism

 

THIRD TEAM

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

G.P.A.

Major

Mark Amirault

Virginia

Gr.

Walpole, Mass.

3.57

Public Health

Erik Barkhaus

Seattle University

Sr.

Whitefish Bay, Wis.

3.50

Business Administration, Finance

Matthew Bell

U.S. Air Force Academy

Sr.

Denver, Colo.

3.54

Environmental Engineering

Adam Chase

East Tennessee State

So.

Kingsport, Tenn.

4.00

Mathematics

Robby Creese

Penn State

So.

Mount Airy, Md.

3.59

Mathematics

Brandon Douglass

Wyoming

Sr.

Casper, Wyo.

3.97

Physiology

Jack Greenlee

Michigan

Sr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

3.80

Business Administration

Taylor Jackson

Baylor

Sr.

El Paso, Texas

3.95

Biology (pre-health care)

Reed Kamyszek

Syracuse

Jr.

Grand Rapids, Mich.

4.00

Biochemistry

Declan Murray

Loyola (Ill.)

Sr.

Strongsville, Ohio

3.47

Psychology, Economics

Marcus Popenfoose

Auburn

Jr.

Huntley, Ill.

3.80

Human Dev. & Family Studies

Thomas Trujillo

New Mexico

Sr.

Rio Rancho, N.M.

4.07

Business Administration

Mick Viken

Eastern Illinois

Jr.

Rolling Meadows, Ill.

3.30

Kinesiology

Cabell Willis

Virginia Military Institute

Jr.

Richmond, Va.

3.99

History

Alex Zisser

Southeast Missouri St.

Sr.

St. Louis, Mo.

4.00

History, Psychology

Academic All-American of the Year:  Andy Bayer, Indiana

 

(1)       2012 Capital One Academic All-America® 1st Team           

(2)       2012 Capital One Academic All-America® 2nd Team          

(3)       2012 Capital One Academic All-America® 3rd Team           

@        2011 Capital One Academic All-America® 1st Team

#          2011 Capital One Academic All-America® 3rd Team

$          2010 Capital One Academic All-America® 3rd Team           

 

About the Academic All-America® Program      

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 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 18,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

 

For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.

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