June 6, 2013
TOWSON, Md. -- University of Michigan men's swimmer Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men's At-Large second team on Thursday (June 6), as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
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. Jaeger was eligible to be on the Academic All-America ballot after receiving Academic All-District first team honors back on May 16.
In the last 10 months, Jaeger has represented the United States at the 2012 Olympics in London while helping Michigan win its 37th Big Ten championship and 12th NCAA championship. This past season, he was a two-time national champion (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle), three-time Big Ten champion (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay) and four-time NCAA All-American, leading him to being named 2012-13 Big Ten Swimmer of the Year.
Jaeger will attempt to earn a spot on Team USA for the FINA World Championships in July when he swims at the Phillips 66 National Championships & World Championships Trials from June 25-29 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423