CoSIDA Announces Men's 1998 GTE Academic All-American Fall/Winter At-Large Team

STAMFORD, Conn. - - The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 1998 GTE Academic All-America Fall/Winter Men's At-Large Team today. Three student-athletes on the University Division first team posted perfect 4.00 Grade Point Averages (GPA), including the GTE Academic All-America Team Member of the Year, Marcos Scrivner of West Virginia.

Scrivner (air rifle), an accounting/finance major, is a senior from Corbelt, Ore. Joining him with perfect GPA's on the first team are John Cahoy of Minnesota (swimming), a junior chemistry major from Hudson, Wis.; and Pedro Delgado of Evansville (soccer), a junior global business/psychology major from Caracas, Venezuela.

Torsten Seifert, a senior swimmer from Kenyon College, was named Team Member of the Year in the College Division. A native of Halle, Germany, Seifert has a 3.73 GPA as an economics major. He is a three-time Division III national champion, an 11-time All-American, and one of three student-athletes from Kenyon on the first team. He is joined by Dan Denning (cross country), a senior from Upper Arlington, Ohio (3.96/molecular biology); and Richard Thoms (swimming), a senior from Rhinelander, Wis. (3.67/chemistry/philosophy).

Two swimmers from Cal.-Davis also made the first team -- Tadashi Kaneko, a junior from Santa Cruz, Calif. (3.78/mechanical engineering); and Chuck Young, a junior from Bakersfield, Calif. (3.98/biological sciences).

The GTE Academic All-America Teams are selected by a vote of the 1,800-member CoSIDA. To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Sports information directors nominate eligible athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to being voted upon on the national level. CoSIDA has been selecting Academic All-America teams since 1952.

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Following is a complete list of the 1998 GTE Academic All-America Men's At-Large Teams in the University and College Divisions:

1998 GTE Academic All-America Mens Fall/Winter At-Large Teams

NameSchool/SportYr.HometownGPA/MajorJohn CahoyMinnesota (Swimming)Jr.Hudson, Wis.4.00/ChemistryPedro DelgadoEvansville (Soccer)Jr.Caracas, Venezuela4.00/Global Business/Psych.Donald FieldNavy (Soccer)Sr.Middleton, Wis.3.89/PhysicsChad HalesGeorgia (Cross Country)Sr.Gainesville, Ga.3.97/Biochemistry/Molecular Bio.Steve HaleyArmy (Swimming)Sr.Tigard, Ore.3.98/Mathematical ScienceTyler HarltonMichigan St. (Ice Hockey)Sr.Pense, Saskatchewan3.75/Political TheoryAlan HerrmannPepperdine (Water Polo)Sr.Laguna Niguel, Calif.3.75/AccountingJim KuneviciusUNC-Charlotte (Soccer)Sr.Independence, Ohio3.89/Management Info. SystemsPete Lombard IINavy (Gymnastics)Sr.Orlando, Fla.3.96/ChemistrySteve Noble Notre Dame (Ice Hockey)Sr.Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario3.95/FinanceKevin QuigleySaint Louis (Soccer)Sr.Fountain Valley, Calif.3.86/BiologyMarcos Scrivner*West Virginia (Air Rifle)Sr.Corbelt, Ore.4.00/Accounting/FinanceAndriy ShapowalVirginia (Soccer)Sr.Chagrin Falls, Ohio3.92/CommerceKevin SullivanMichigan (Cross Country)Sr.Brantford, Ontario3.50/Civil & Environ. Engin.Ryan TobinNebraska (Wrestling)Sr.Winner, S. Dak.3.70/Business Admin.

University Division Second Team

Ted BrissonNorth Carolina (Swimming)Jr.Goldsboro, N.C.3.82/Chemistry/Economics
Jeff ClarkSouthern Illinois (Swimming)Jr.Canton, Mich.4.00/Finance
Siggi EyjolfssonUNC-Greensboro (Soccer)Grad.Reykjavik, Iceland3.66/Exercise/Sport Science
Luke FinleyAustin Peay (Cross Country)Sr.Clarksville, Tenn.3.90/Physics
Jeremy Goeden Northern Illinois (Wrestling)Sr.Grand Rapids, Mich.3.56/Management
Josh KellerUCLA (Soccer)Sr.Laguna Niguel, Calif.3.67/Psychology
Jason KrugMankato St. (Ice Hockey)Sr.Terrace, British Col.3.62/Business Admin.
Justin MillardAkron (Soccer)Jr.Strongsville, Ohio3.94/Biology
Jeff RihnDuquesne (Soccer)Sr.Allison Park, Pa.4.00/Biology/Theology
Byron ShefchikBrigham Young (Swimming)Sr.Houghton, Mich.3.79/Pre-Physical Therapy
Ted SherryMaine (Soccer)Sr.Tolland, Conn.4.00/Biology
Britton SmithNavy (Swimming)Sr.Ramsey, N. J.3.75/Mechanical Engin.
Jeff StojakNorthern Illinois (Soccer)Jr.Flossmoor, Ill.4.00/Accountancy
Ondrej ValentaColorado (Skiing)Sr.Vrchabiy, Czech Republic3.99/Business/Finance
Joe WirgauN. Carolina St. (Cross Country)Sr.Clifton Park, N.Y.3.88/Chemistry
Hans WittusenBrown (Soccer)Sr.Oslo, Norway3.74/Intl. Relations/Economics

University Division Third Team

Parsa BondersonUCLA (Water Polo)Sr.Santa Barbara, Calif.3.91/Physics
Ken ClarkTemple (Soccer)Sr.Philadelphia, Pa.3.67/Marketing
Eric FehrNorth Carolina (Swimming)Sr.West Chester, Pa.3.42/Biology/Public Policy
Darin GerlachTemple (Gymnastics)Sr.Washington Boro, Pa.3.75/Mechanical Engin.
Dan HelfrichGeorgetown (Soccer)Sr.Avon, Conn.3.86/Intl. Economics
Roberto IglesiasKansas (Swimming)Sr.Houston, Texas3.82/Pre-Med./Biology
Robert IglinskiIndiana (Swimming)Sr.Hartland, Wis.3.66/Business/Marketing
Justin KiefferAir Force (Ice Hockey)Jr.Brainerd, Minn.3.60/Operations Research
Gabriel MarreroMassachusetts (Water Polo)Jr.Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico3.86/Biology
Jimmy RehstroemNew Mexico (Skiing)Sr.Kristinberg, Sweden3.87/Economics
Steven SchmidtOklahoma St. (Wrestling)Sr.Tuttle, Okla.3.24/Electrical Engin.
Chad SchwittersIowa (Cross Country)Sr.Rockford, Ill.3.86/Chemistry/Pre-Med.
Ryan TurnerNotre Dame (Soccer)Sr.Scottsdale, Ariz.3.72/Finance
John WithrowPittsburgh (Wrestling)Grad.Elizabeth, Pa.3.69/Bio-Engineering
John WolyniecFordham (Soccer)Jr.Staten Island, N.Y.3.76/Mathematics
Scott WoodworthBucknell (Swimming)Sr.Falls Church, Va.3.60/Economics/Poli. Sci.

* GTE Academic All-America Team Member of the Year - University Division

1998 GTE Academic All-America Mens Fall/Winter At-Large Teams

College Division First Team

Alexandr AlexinCentral Mo. St. (Cross Country)Jr.Dimitrovgrad, Russia3.79/Computer Info. Systems
Devin BalkcomJohns Hopkins (Swimming)Sr.Columbia, Md.3.89/Comp. Science/Intl. Studies
Dan DenningKenyon (Cross Country)Sr.Upper Arlington, Ohio3.96/Molecular Biology
Jeremy DubowWash. U. (Mo.) (Cross Country)Sr.Highland Park, Ill.3.96/Finance/Accounting
Michael DupontSaint Michaels (Ice Hockey) Sr.Montreal, Quebec3.66/Biology
Andrew Evans Rochester (Cross Country) Sr.Massena, N.Y. 3.49/Biochemistry
Mark FriedbergSwarthmore (Swimming)Sr.Colorado Springs, Colo.3.97/Economics/Pre-Med.
Jason Hobbs Bentley (Cross Country)Jr.Fryeburg, Maine3.98/Financer
Tadashi KanekoCal.-Davis (Swimming)Jr.Santa Cruz, Calif.3.78/Mechanical Engineering
Steve McAuliffeMerrimack (Soccer)Sr.Kingston, Mass.3.85/Finance
Nate SamblanetJohn Carroll (Wrestling)Sr.Vermillion, Ohio3.79/Physics
Torsten Seifert*Kenyon (Swimming)Sr.Halle, Germany3.73/Economics
Richard ThomsKenyon (Swimming)Sr.Rhinelander, Wis.3.67/Chemistry/Philosophy
Albert R. WheelerOtterbein (Cross Country)Sr.Lancaster, Ohio3.99/Life Sciences
Chuck YoungCal.-Davis (Swimming)Jr.Bakersfield, Calif.3.98/Biological Sciences

College Division Second Team

Ahmad Belfon Jr.Florida Southern (Soccer) So.Pickering, Ontario4.00/Pre-Med.
Scott BrownWheaton (Ill.) (Soccer)Sr.Wheaton, Ill.3.47/Business Economics
Tom CasarellaBowdoin (Soccer)So.Ashford, Conn.4.00/Biology
Dave ClaytonAugustana (Ill.) (Swimming)Jr.OFallon, Ill.3.96/Physics/Engineering
Matt CooperSeattle Pacific (Cross Country)Jr.Tacoma, Wash.3.95/Mathematics
Brad DaveyEmory (Swimming)Sr.Norfolk, Va.3.92/Poli. Sci./Sociology
Sam GlassCalvin (Soccer)Sr.Grand Rapids, Mich.3.86/Chem./Classic Civilization
Max HarperCarleton (Swimming)Sr.Minneapolis, Minn.3.55/Political Science
Joey KeillorMankato St. (Cross Country)Sr.St. Louis Park, Minn.3.56/English
Kevin LesoineKings (Pa.) (Wrestling)Sr.Stroudsburg, Pa.3.51/History/Secondary Ed.
Grant MastJohn Carroll (Soccer)Sr.Hudson, Ohio3.75/Logistics/Marketing
Joe MunozCal.-Bakersfield (Soccer)Sr.Chula Vista, Calif.3.37/Biology/Pre-Med.
Petr NovakKings (Pa.) (Swimming)Sr.Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic 3.85/Intl. Business/Finance
Nick TherrienNew Hampshire Col. (Ice Hockey)Sr.Manchester, N.H.3.82/Math Education
Bojan ZoricRochester (Soccer)Sr.Angered, Sweden3.78/Molecular Genetics

College Division Third Team

Gordon BehCal.-San Diego (Water Polo)So.Kailua, Hawaii4.00/Biochemistry
Jonathan Dandy Harding (Cross Country)Sr.Topeka, Kan.3.97/Physics/Mathematics
Brian Hannigan Buffalo St. (Ice Hockey)Sr.Troy, Mich.3.95/Business
Jason KarlsWis.-LaCrosse (Cross Country)Jr.Chilton, Wis.3.95/Accounting
Eric KubatzkeAugustana (Ill.) (Wrestling)Sr.Geneseo, Ill.3.65/Physical Therapy
Robby LaneNW Missouri St. (Cross Country)Jr.Lancaster, Mo.4.00/Geography
Kevin LittleJohns Hopkins (Fencing)Jr.Glen Haren, Colo.3.86/Biomedical Engin.
Jim ManganHaverford (Cross Country)Sr.Dresher, Pa.3.72/Biology
Dan MartyniukCatawba (Soccer)Sr.Toronto, Ontario3.90/Intl. Business
Luis MontesCatawba (Soccer)Jr.Miami, Fla.3.93/Biology
Stephen PillMisericordia (Soccer)Sr.Newark, Del.3.85/Physical Therapy
Eric SribnickPresbyterian (Cross Country)So.Columbia, S.C.4.00/English/Biology
Jeff StilesNorth Central (Cross Country)Sr.Ames, Iowa3.35/Physical Education
Dan WelchMacalester (Soccer)Sr.Greeley, Colo.3.42/Anthropology
Tim YetzinaBelmont Abbey (Cross Country)Sr.Bowman, Ga.4.00/English/Philosophy

* GTE Academic All-America Team Member of the Year - College Division