June 14, 2007
Auburn junior swimmer Kristen Hastrup has been named to the ESPN The Magazine At-Large Academic All-America first team as was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
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 in 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.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America program honors student-athletes annually who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA, a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.20 on a score of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 195, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Division I, Division II, Division III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.
For a complete list of 2007 ESPN The Magazine Women's At-Large Academic All-America teams, please visit www.cosida.com.