June 7, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford wrestler Nick Amuchastegui has been tabbed the Capital One Men's At-Large Academic All-American of the Year for the second straight season, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) today.
Amuchastegui earns his third career Academic All-America honors as he was named to the first team last year and the second team in 2010. He is a four-time Pac-12 All-Academic first team selection and was named the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for wrestling in April.
Amuchastegui received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in 2011 and will receive his master's in mechanical engineering this June. The Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year, Amuchastegui is a three-time NCAA All-American and the first Stanford wrestler to be a two-time NCAA finalist. A two-time Pac-12 champion, his 118-19 career record gives him the fourth-most wins in school history.
Bollier is a mechanical engineering major with a 3.75 GPA. The senior picks up his second career Academic All-America accolades, earning first team honors in 2011. A first team Pac-12 All-Academic selection, Bollier was the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's swimming this season. He finished off his career as a 14-time All-American with 109 points at the NCAA Championships (31st all-time at Stanford), where he reached the A Finals of both the 500 free and 200 fly.
Lawson, a science, technology and society major with a 3.66 GPA, earns his first career Academic All-America honors. The Honolulu, Hawai'i native is a three-time MPSF All-Academic selection and a three-time AVCA First Team All-American. He ends his time on The Farm ranked in the top-10 in several statistical categories, including first in career kills (1,828) in the rally-scoring era and service aces (128).
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 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution.