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Garcia Named to Verizon Academic All-America Mens At-Large Team

Garcia Named to Verizon Academic All-America Men's At-Large Team

Swimming Tiger EyesJune 11, 2002

AUBURN- Auburn sophomore diver Caesar Garcia has been named to the Verizon Academic All-America Men's At-Large third team as announced today by Verizon and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Garcia is a mechanical engineering major, holding a 3.95 cumulative grade point average and is a three-time All-American.

This season, the Baton Rouge, La., native finished eighth on the 3-meter and ninth on the platform event at the 2002 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and helped lead the Tigers to their seventh straight SEC title.

In addition to his athletic laurels, Garcia is a 2001 Chevron Mechanical Engineering Scholar, a recipient of the L. Owen and Brookes H. Brown Endowed Scholarship, is on the Dean's List, is in the Cupola Engineering Society, on the Auburn Student Athlete Advisory Committee, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Fraternity and is an elected representative for U.S. Diving.

The Verizon Academic All-America Teams are selected by a vote of the 1,800-member CoSIDA. To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Sports information directors nominate eligible athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to being voted upon the national level.

"This group of student-athletes typifies the kind of individuals the founders had in mind when the Academic All-America program was formed in 1952. In this, our 50th anniversary year, the members of CoSIDA are proud to play a part in this tremendous program," said Dick Lipe, CoSIDA's Academic All-America chairman.



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