In an on-going good year, Cayman's swim sensation Brett Fraser has put yet another feather in his cap - this time earning recognition as an Academic All-American.
According to the Florida University website, the two-time NCAA men's swimming champion was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Men's At-Large Third Team this week, by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
To be eligible for Academic All-America recognition, a student-athlete must have been named First Team Academic All-District. And to be considered for that award, a student-athlete must have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, be at least a sophomore academically and be a starter or key player on the team.
Brett was named to the third team after achieving an impressive 3.43 GPA in finance, also making it onto the academic honour roll three times. He was named to the first team last season.
"Congratulations to Brett. He is the ultimate role model. Not only is he pushing the limits with his swimming, but he is showing every aspiring student that academics needn't lag behind," said Sports Minister the Hon. Mark Scotland.
He added, "We are proud to have someone like Brett represent us on the world stage and wish him well for the future."
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