BALTIMORE—Graduate student Dominic Devaud (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) has been named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Men's Track and Field/Cross Country Third Team for the second consecutive year, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Tuesday.
Devaud becomes the seventh Retriever to earn multiple Academic All-America citations. Overall, UMBC has had 19 student-athletes honored with 26 citations.
Devaud earned bronze in the decathlon at the 2011 IC4A Outdoor Championships after finishing second at the America East Championships. He also placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles. He was honored with the Matt Skalsky Scholar-Athlete Award at UMBC's varsity awards ceremony last May. The 2009 America East Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete graduated in May 2010 in mechanical engineering with a 3.62 cumulative GPA and has a 3.66 GPA throughout his graduate degree work at UMBC.
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.
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.