May 15, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- For the second year in a row, University of Michigan men's swimmer Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Five Men's At Large Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday (May 15).
Selected by CoSIDA members, the Academic All-District distinction is given to student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. First-team 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. Jaeger was a second team Academic All-American last year.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA 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.
Jaeger capped his college career by defending his individual national title in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships in March. This season, he was a three-time NCAA All-American (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay) and NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (200-yard freestyle). One of three team captains, Jaeger helped lead Michigan to its fourth consecutive Big Ten championship while claiming Big Ten titles in the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle and as part of the NCAA record-setting 800-yard freestyle relay team. He was also named Big Ten Men's Swimmer of the Year and the Detroit Athletic Club's Michigan Male College Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year.
His college eligibility concluded, Jaeger will continue training in Ann Arbor with Club Wolverine in advance of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Jaeger will swim at USA Swimming's Arena Grand Prix Series at Charlotte, which begins tonight (May 15) at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Contact: Brad Rudner