Three student-athletes from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) were recently named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Team selected by CoSIDA, which recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, with first and second team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in June. The Google Cloud Academic All-America program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations.
Representing the SCIAC are Caltech's Alex Bourzutschky (swimming & diving), Pomona-Pitzer's Mark Hallman (swimming & diving) and Cal Lutheran's Victoria Rose Meek (water polo).
Bourzutschky, a physics and computer science major at Caltech with a 3.96 GPA, helped the Beavers to a sixth place finish at the SCIAC Championships in 2018, and a 3-6 record in dual meets during the regular season. The Potomac, Md. native was also named Caltech's SCIAC Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Hallman, also a computer science and physics major with a 3.68 GPA, led the Sagehens to a 7-1 dual meet mark and the 2018 SCIAC title. An All-SCIAC performer in several events for Pomona-Pitzer, Hallman also pulled in All-America honors in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events, as well as the 200-yard, 400-yard, and 800-yard freestyle relays, and the 400-yard medley relay.
Rose Meek was named Second Team All-SCIAC after helping the Cal Lutheran women's water polo team clinch the second seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and advance to the tournament final. The Coronado, Calif. native finished the 2018 campaign with 21 goals, two assists, and eight steals as the Regals posted a 21-9 overall record and a 12-2 mark in conference play.