Lendrum, Nguyen Earn Capital One Academic All-America® Honors|
June 7, 2012
USC junior swimmer Alex Lendrum was named a 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I second teamer while senior tennis player Daniel Nguyen was tabbed a third teamer, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) it was announced Thursday (June 7).
Lendrum and Nguyen were named All-Americans to the CoSIDA "At-Large" team, a category that includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling. There were 15 selections for each of the All-America first, second and third teams.
Lendrum boasts a 3.74 GPA in biochemistry. He earned his first career NCAA All-American first team honor as a finalist in the 200y back this season, helping USC to seventh place at the 2012 NCAA Championships. He also scored in the 200y IM and swam on USC's 400y medley relay.
At the 2012 Pac-12 Championships, Lendrum, who will be a team co-captain next season for the second year in a row, finished a career-best fourth in the 200y back, and was seventh in the 100y back and 10th in the 200y IM. A 2011 and 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic first team pick, he is USC's second fastest swimmer ever in both backstroke distances.
Nguyen, who graduated this May with a 3.43 GPA in communications, recently wrapped up his brilliant USC career as a four-time NCAA team champion. During the string of championships, he posted the clinching victories in the 2010 and 2011 title matches and, most recently, polished off UCLA in this year's NCAA semifinals. Nguyen was presented with the ITA Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award during USC's run to the 2012 NCAA Championship in Georgia last month.
Additionally, Nguyen today was named a 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic first team selection after earning second team honors the past two years.