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Baker earns second Capital One Academic All-America Award

Friday, June 10, 2011

DePauw junior swimmer Catie Baker has been selected to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America College Division Women's At-Large First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, resident is majoring in computer science and mathematics and had a 3.98 cumulative grade point average through her first five semesters. Baker was a second team honoree last year and her selection marks the 44th time a DePauw student-athlete has earned the distinction.

Baker was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year for the second straight season after winning the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke at the 2011 SCAC Championships. She also was part of the Tigers' all-conference 400 free relay.

At the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships, Baker earned all-America honors with her eighth-place finish in the 100 breast. In prelims she broke her own school record and set a new SCAC open record in a time of 1:03.39. She earned honorable mention all-America in the 200 breast with a ninth-place finish (2:18.99) setting another school and SCAC open record.

Baker ranks fourth in DePauw history with 1,654.75 career points and set the program's single-season record with 615.75 in 2009-10. She also earned all-America honors in both 2009 and 2010 and holds two individual school records and two more as part of relays.

To be eligible for the Academic All-America® team, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average 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.

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

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