May 24, 2007
AUBURN, Ala. -
Auburn senior diver Steven Segerlin and junior swimmer Kristen Hastrup were named to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District At-Large First Team, it was announced Thursday. Segerlin and Hastrup will now be one of 10 male and female athletes from District IV that will be placed on the national ballot for All-American selection.
Segerlin, a native of Webster, N.Y., graduated from Auburn in 2007 with a degree in Building Science. He is a three-time NCAA Champion, winning the platform and 3-meter events at the 2007 NCAA Championships and the platform title in 2006 while helping Auburn to national championships in each of his four seasons. He also swept all three diving events at the 2007 SEC Championships, and was named the NCAA Diver of the Year and the SEC Diver of the Year in 2007. An 11-time All-American and seven-time SEC Champion, Segerlin set an NCAA record on the platform and SEC records on both the 3-meter board and platform.
Segerlin was named Auburn's nominee for the Boyd McWhorter post-graduate scholarship and was the recipient of an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship in 2007. He was the 2006-07 SAAC President, the 2006 William H. Hunt Building Science scholarship recipient and represented Auburn at the 2006 NCAA Leadership Conference. He was a CSCAA Academic All-American, a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and a member of the National Merit Honors Society, ODK/Mortar Board Honors Society and the Sigma Lambda Chi Honor Society.
Hastrup, a native of Fresno, Calif., owns a perfect 4.00 GPA in biomedical sciences. She is a three-time All-American who has helped lead the Tigers to national championships each of the last two years. She was the 2007 SEC Champion in the 200 fly and is the school record-holder in the 100 fly. A CSCAA Academic All-American and member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Hastrup was named the COSAM and Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Freshman and Sophomore. A Dean's List member and National Society of Collegiate Scholars member, she has volunteered at the Hurricane Ivan cleanup and for Boys & Girls Club, the Salvation Army and Laps for CF.
To be nominated, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve, and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher. Team members are selected by a vote of members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) within the district. The District IV team is complied of athletes in the states of Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.