Jaeger Pegged Academic All-American for Second Straight Year
Connor Jaeger

June 5, 2014

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. -- Former University of Michigan men's swimmer Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men's At-Large team on Thursday (June 5), as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Jaeger was named to the first team and is a repeat selection, being named to the second team last year as a junior.

The at-large team for the Capital One Academic All-America program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo, bowling, rowing, field hockey, men's volleyball and wrestling. To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, student-athletes must have been named an Academic All-District first team selection, have a grade-point average of at least 3.30 (on a 4.00 scale) and at least be in their second year at the institution.

He is the third men's swimmer to receive Academic All-America honors, joining Brent Lang (1989) and Brian Gunn (1993).

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.

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Contact: Brad Rudner (brudner@umich.edu)