June 8, 2010
TOWSON, Md. - Air Force men's swimmer Eric Robinson has been named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America men's at-large team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced Tuesday morning. Robinson, a second-team selection, is the first Air Force swimmer to earn Academic All-America honors since John Dayton in 2003.
Robinson, a rising senior from Lakewood, Colo., carries a 3.98 GPA as a mathematics major and ranks first academically in the Class of 2011 at the Academy. He is a two-time All-Mountain West Conference performer, swimming on the Falcons' school-record setting 800 freestyle relay team in 2009, while earning all-conference honors as a member of the 200 medley relay team in 2010. Robinson is also a two-time individual conference finalist, reaching the top eight in the 200 free in 2009 and the 200 butterfly in 2010. He holds the fifth-fastest time in school history in the 200 freestyle, while ranking eighth all-time in the 200 fly.
A first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2009 and 2010, Robinson also earned honorable mention Scholar All-America accolades from the CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) last season. In addition, he is a two-time MWC All-Academic team selection and MWC Scholar-Athlete, with 2010 honors pending.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA 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. Sports included in the men's at-large category are fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.