Two student-athletes from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) were recently named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America 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 advanced to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot. 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.
Caltech's Alex Bourzutschky (swimming & diving) earned First Team Academic All-America honors, while Mark Hallman (swimming & diving) of Pomona-Pitzer was garnered Second Team Academic All-America praise.
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.