June 7, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. -
Three Stanford student-athletes, Nick Amuchastegui (wrestling), Bobby Bollier (men's swimming) and Sage Wright (men's water polo), were named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Men's At-Large First Team on Tuesday, with Amuchastegui earning the Academic All-America of the Year award, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 (on a scale of 4.00) and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution.
Stanford's three selections to the first team topped all schools, while being one of just two schools, along with New Mexico, to boast multiple selections.
Amuchastegui, two-time winner of the NCAA's ELITE 88 Award, is also a three-time selection to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team and has twice earned academic honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). Possessing a 3.98 grade-point average while majoring in mechanical engineering, Amuchastegui wrestled to NCAA and Pac-10 runner-up honors in the 174-lb. class in 2011, chalking up a record of 31-4 along the way.
Bollier, a junior mechanical engineering major with a cumulative 3.71 GPA, was NCAA runner-up in the 500 free and 200 fly for the third place Cardinal in 2011. He will enter next year holding the Stanford record in the 200 fly and the third-fastest times in the 200 and 500 freestyles.
Wright, a senior mechanical engineering major, carries a 3.84 GPA and was a third team All-American this past fall for the Cardinal water polo team, tallying 32 goals. He finished his career as a three-time ACWPC All-American, twice being selected to the first team.