August 8 2012
Bryan Lippincott of Concordia-St. Paul named as Capital One Division II Academic All-America® of the Year
This week, beginning on Monday, August 6 through Thursday, August 9, CoSIDA and Capital One will be announcing the four Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year award recipients - one each from the College Division, Division III, II and I. These four top scholar-athletes are chosen from all the divisional Team Members of the Year who have been honored throughout the academic year.
Monday, Aug. 6
: Lee University soccer standout Jamie Achten named Capital One College Division Academic All-America® of the Year
Tuesday, Aug. 7: Two-sport standout Drew Golz of Wheaton (Ill.) honored as Capital One Division III Academic All-America® of the Year
Wednesday, Aug. 8:
Division II winner (below)
Thursday, Aug. 9:
Division I winner
FULL RELEASE: Capital One Academic All-America Division II and All-Time Team Members of the Year list - PDF
TOWSON, Md. – Senior third baseman Bryan Lippincott of Concordia University-St. Paul (Minn.)
has been named as the 2012 Capital One Division II Academic All-America® of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A finance major who graduated with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A., Lippincott was a two-time winner of the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year award for Division II baseball. H
e was chosen as the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year in the College Division in 2011and in Division II this year.
The Capital One Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011-12 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.
He is the first student-athlete ever selected to represent the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) for this award.
The NCAA Division II batting champion with a .494 average, Lippincott was a consensus first team All-America pick, earning accolades from Daktronics, the ABCA and the NCBWA.
His batting average was the highest mark recorded by any baseball player in NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III. Lippincott was also second in the nation in on-base percentage (.594) and third in slugging percentage (.864).
"Winning this award is a tremendous honor,” said Lippincott. “I feel that it reflects not only the hard work I put in on and off the field, but the hard work of my professors and coaches. I was blessed to have a great collegiate experience, and it is wonderful to go out being named as the Capital One Academic All America® of the Year in Division II."
A starter in all 46 games for the Golden Bears, the Des Moines, Iowa native scored 49 runs while hitting 19 doubles with 10 home runs and 52 runs batted in. He led Concordia-St. Paul to a 21-25 record. A repeat selection on the Capital One Division II Academic All-America® first team, he finished his career with a .428 batting average, setting a school record.
He also finished his career as Concordia's all-time leader in runs scored (170), doubles (63) and triples (12). He is second on the Golden Bears’ all-time list with 254 base hits, 165 runs batted in and 425 total bases.
A four-year starter who played in 161 games, he is ranked among Concordia-St. Paul’s all-time leaders with 41 stolen bases, a .715 slugging percentage and 28 home runs.
Lippincott was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 19th round of the Amateur Baseball Draft in June. He is currently playing for the Nationals’ minor league team in the Gulf Coast League.
The Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year award winner will be named on Thursday, August 9. Earlier this week, the College Division honoree (Lee University women's soccer standout Jamie Achten
) and the D3 award winner (soccer and baseball standout Drew Golz of Wheaton [Ill.] College
) were announced.
2011-12 Capital One College Division II Academic All-Americas
® of the Year (sport-by-sport)
Name Sport Cl. Hometown Major, G.P.A.
Mark Anderson, Barry W. Soccer Sr. Durham, England Criminal Justice, 3.61
Shawn Boss, Central Missouri M. Track, CC Sr. Oak Grove, Mo. Computer Info. Systems, 4.00
Ashley Botts, Grand Valley St. W. Soccer Jr. Beloit, Wis. Biology, 3.64
Clay Garcia, Colorado Sch. of Mines Football Gr. Alamosa, Col. Material Mechanics, 3.91
Betsy Graney, Grand Valley St. W. Track, CC Gr. Haper Woods, Mich. Physical Therapy, 4.00
Kendra Huett, Minnesota St. Mankato Softball Sr. Mankato, Minn. Nursing, 3.99
Catherine Leix, Wayne State W. At Large Sr. Flint, Mich. Science Education, 3.96
Bryan Lippincott, Concordia-St. Paul Baseball Sr. Des Moines, Iowa Finance, 4.00
Michelle McDonald, Winona St. W. Basketball Sr. Johnsburg, Ill. Elementary Education, 3.96
Luke McPeek, Adams State M. At Large Gr. Albuquerque, N.M. Counseling, 4.00
Keala Peterson, Sonoma State Volleyball Sr. Sebastopol, Cal. Anthropology/Psychology, 3.96
Nick Trull, Anderson (S.C.) M. Basketball Sr. Charlotte, N.C. Kinesiology, 3.90
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com
) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., and ING Bank, fsb,
had $216.5 billion in deposits and $294.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of March 31, 2012. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One and ING Direct offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.
Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN’s Capital One Bowl Week. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot team, Capital One Academic All-America Program, and supports all 89 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.
About the Capital One Academic All-America® Program
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. For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.
For more information, contact:
Academic All-America® Vice-Chair for Publicity/Communications