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Keilan Freeman Named CoSida/ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-American
Junior Keilan Freeman
BALTIMOREóUMBC junior swimmer Keilan Freeman (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) has been named to the 2009-10 CoSida/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America University Division Menís At-Large Second Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America Tuesday.
Freeman becomes the 17th Academic All-American at the Division I level for UMBC and the first to represent swimming and diving. He is the first male to be honored since Adam Grossman of track and field in 2006. Cornelia Carapcea made the womenís at-large second team in 2009 and third team in 2008.
Freeman was part of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that broke the UMBC and America East Championship record for the third-straight year at the 2010 America East Swimming and Diving Championships. He also finished ninth in the 200 back and the 400 IM and 10th in the 200 free at the conference meet. An outstanding student, Freeman has a 4.00 GPA in mechanical engineering. He was inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society, as well as Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society this spring.
The Menís At-Large program for the Academic All-America includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, tennis and water polo. To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. 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.