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Seidt headlines 2019-2020 Academic At-Large Teams

17 days ago
SEC Staff
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Kentucky senior swimmer Asia Seidt was selected as one of the 2019-2020 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year for Division I at-large programs and joins 11 more SEC student-athletes on the teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Despite the cancellation of spring competition during COVID-19, CoSIDA continued its sponsorship of the Academic All-America awards program. Student-athletes were selected based on career statistics.

Seidt is a three-time Academic All-American®, earning first-team accolades in 2019 and 2020 and third-team honors in 2018. A kinesiology major with a 4.00 GPA, Seidt qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials and was a 21-time All-American for the Wildcats. She was also named the 2020 H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Seidt won gold at the 2019 Phillips 66 National Championships in the 200 backstroke and was part of the 400 medley relay team that captured the silver medal at the event. At the 2019 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, she was awarded the NCAA's Elite 90 Award. Seidt is a four-time NCAA qualifier. The 2019 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Seidt won the SEC Championship in the 200 backstroke in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Along with Seidt, the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I At-Large teams have 15 repeat honorees, including Missouri senior swimmer Daniel Hein and South Carolina senior golfer Lois Kaye Go.

First Team
Sport Name School Yr.  GPA Major
Swimming Daniel Kober Alabama Sr.  4.00 Chemical Engineering
Swimming Allie Surrency Alabama Sr.  4.00 Mechanical Engineering
Swimming Asia Seidt (1) ($) Kentucky Sr. 4.00 Kinesiology
Swimming Daniel Hein (1) Missouiri Sr.  3.98 Mechanical Engineering
Golf Lois Kaye Go (1) South Carolina Sr.  4.00 Accounting / Finance
Tennis Christina Rosca Vanderbilt Sr.  4.00 Neuroscience
Second Team
Sport Name School Yr. GPA Major
Swimming Zane Waddell Alabama Sr. 3.76 Management Information Systems / Finance
Swimming Alison Maillard Auburn Sr.  3.87 Industrial & Systems Engineering
Third Team
Sport Name  School Yr. GPA Major
Tennis Alba Cortina Pou Alabama Sr. 4.00 Finance / Marketing
Golf Mason Overstreet Arkansas Sr. 3.90 Business Finance
Swimming Glen Brown Kentucky Sr. 3.79 Accounting
Swimming Raena Eldridge Texas A&M Sr. 3.97 Animal Science / Genetics

(1) - CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team selection in 2019

($) - CoSIDA Academic All-America® third team selection in 2018