August 9 2012
Golfer Brooke Pancake of Alabama named 2011-12 Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year
This week (August 6-9), CoSIDA and Capital One are 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: Bryan Lippincott of Concordia-St. Paul named as Capital One Division II Academic All-America® of the Year
Thursday, Aug. 9:
Division I winner (below)
FULL RELEASE: Capital One Academic All-America Division I and All-Time Team Members of the Year list - PDF
– Golfer Brooke Pancake of the University of Alabama has been named as the 2012 Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A marketing major who completed her degree with a perfect 4.00 G.P.A., Pancake led Alabama to its first NCAA Women’s Golf Championship in May. She clinched the title when she rolled in a four-foot putt for par on the 18th hole to give Alabama a one-stroke victory.
Individually, Pancake finished as the 2012 NCAA runner-up with a two-under-par score of 286.
A three-time All-American, Pancake earned first team honors twice. Pancake finished her career with a 73.08 scoring average and she led the Crimson Tide as a senior with a 72.52 stroke average. She earned the 2011 Edith Cummings Munson Award from the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) for the student-athlete with the highest G.P.A. among first team All-Americans.
Pancake's award completes the 2011-12 Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year award winners named this week. Monday, the College Division honoree Lee University women's soccer standout Jamie Achten
was announced; Tuesday, the Division III winner - soccer and baseball standout Drew Golz of Wheaton [Ill.] College
) - was named. On Wednesday, August 8, Concordia-St. Paul baseball star Bryan Lippincott
was selected as the Division III Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year.
Pancake, a Chattanooga, Tenn., native, was a three-time Southeastern Conference Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year award winner and a three-time NGCA Scholar Athlete.
A four-time All-SEC selection, she closed out her career as the sixth-ranked golfer nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate, Alpha Lamba Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Lamba, Golden Key and XXXI, the Alabama elite women’s honorary.
She was also named as the winner of the 2012 Honda Award, presented to the top collegiate golfer in the nation.
"What a special honor to be recognized as the Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year,” said Pancake. “It is extremely humbling to be selected as the top student-athlete across all sports for my senior year.
“My performance in the classroom was always just as important to me as my play on the course during my time at Alabama,” she added. “I was blessed to be able to accomplish so much in both settings. It was such a privilege to earn my degree from the University of Alabama while also helping to build the Crimson Tide women’s golf program into one of the nation’s elite.”
Pancake was also honored as the winner of the Paul W. Bryant Award as Alabama’s most outstanding female student athlete in 2011-12. In June, she was named as the Southeastern Conference’s Female Athlete of the Year.
She became a professional player in the LPGA in June and played in the U.S. Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run in July in Kohlers, Wis. She is playing in the Jamie Farr Toldeo Classic this weekend.
2011-12 Capital One College Division I Academic All-Americas
® of the Year (sport-by-sport)
Name Sport Cl. Hometown Major, G.P.A.
Nick Amuchastegui, Stanford M. At Large Gr. Talent, Ore. Mech. Engineering, 3.89
Miles Batty, Brigham Young M. Track, CC Sr. Sandy, Utah Neuroscience and Exer. Science, 3.93
Ashley Brignac, Louisiana-Lafayette Softball Gr. River Ridge, La. Exercise Science, 4.00
Elena Della Donne, Delaware W. Basketball Jr. Wilmington, Del. Early Childhood Education, 3.60
Brian Holt, Creighton M. Soccer Sr. Omaha, Neb. Finance, 3.73
Kristy Jaeckel, Florida Volleyball Gr. Littleton, Col. Sports Management, 4.00
Krista Lopez, Oklahoma State W. Soccer Sr. Carrollton, Tex. Management & Accounting, 3.98
Andrew Luck, Stanford Football Jr. Houston, Tex. Architectural Design, 3.53
Brooke Pancake, Alabama W. At Large Sr. Chattanooga, Tenn. Marketing, 4.00
Chanelle Price, Tennessee W. Track, CC Sr. Easton, Pa. Journalism & Electronic Media, 3.94
James Ramsey, Florida State Baseball Sr. Alpharetta, Ga. Finance, 3.84
Tyler Zeller, North Carolina M. Basketball Sr. Washington, Ind. Business Administration, 3.67
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) 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