June 9, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Fifth-year senior Sarah Curtis (Reno, Nev./Reno HS) of the University of Michigan women's gymnastics team was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® At-Large second team on Thursday (June 9) as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Curtis is the 75th Wolverine to earn Academic All-America honors.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.30, and be of at least sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution.
A biology major, Curtis is enrolled in the Rackham Graduate School majoring in kinesiology. She was U-M's 2011 female recipient of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor award, recognizing a graduating student-athlete who has demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics. In 2009 and 2010, she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District second team. She is also a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a five-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient.
Curtis is a three-time second-team All-American, earning the honor twice in 2011 on the uneven bars and all-around; she also won second team honors in the all-around in 2010. The 2008 Big Ten Conference bars champion, she was named to All-Big Ten teams four times in her career: the 2008, '09 and '10 first team, and the 2011 second team. She served as U-M's team captain in 2009 and '11 and was the team co-MVP in 2008, '09 and '10.
The women's at-large team includes the sports of bowling, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.