TOWSON, Md. – 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.
The 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 Toledo Classic this weekend.
Pancake is the fourth Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year Award winner who was honored this week. Earlier this week, soccer star Jamie Achten of Lee University was named as the Capital One College Division Academic All-America® of the Year Award. A men’s soccer and baseball standout, Drew Golz of Wheaton (Ill.) University was named as the Capital One Division III Academic All-America® of the Year Award. The winner of the Capital One Division II Academic All-America® of the Year was Bryan Lippincott, a baseball standout at Concordia-St. Paul.
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For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.
2011-2012 CAPITAL ONE SPORT-BY-SPORT
DIVISION I ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA® OF THE YEAR
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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Dan O’Connell, Towson University (firstname.lastname@example.org) (410) 704-3102
Academic All-America ® Vice-Chair for Publicity/Communications
ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA® OF THE YEAR
Div. I Brooke Pancake, Alabama (W. At Large/Golf)
Div. II Bryan Lippincott, Concordia, St. Paul (Baseball)
Div. III Drew Golz, Wheaton (M. Soccer, Baseball)
CD: Jamie Achten, Lee (W. Soccer)
UD: Maya Moore, Connecticut (W. Basketball)
CD: Shannon Gagne, New Haven (Track/Cr.Country)
UD: Justine Schluntz, Arizona (W.At-Large;Swimming)
CD: Jessica Pixler, Seattle Pacific (W.Track/Cr. Country)
UD: Galen Rupp, Oregon (M. Track/Cross Country)
CD: Greg Micheli, Mount Union (Football)
UD: Sarah Pavan, Nebraska (Volleyball)
CD: Troy Ruths, Washington, Mo. (Men’s Basketball)
UD: Sarah Pavan, Nebraska (Volleyball)
CD: Jamie Wolf, Clarion (Women’s At Large)
UD: Christine Sinclair, Portland (Women’s Soccer)
CD: Josh Lamberson, NW Missouri St. (Football)
UD: Alex Smith, Utah (Football)
CD: Carli Dale, Juniata (Volleyball)
UD: Emeka Okafor, Connecticut (Men’s Basketball)
CD: Kristen Shields, Whitworth (W. Track & Field, CC)
UD: Theresa Kulikowski, Utah (W. At Large, Gymnastics)
CD: Ashley Rowatt, Kenyon (W. At Large, Swimming)
UD: Stacey Dales-Schuman, Oklahoma (W. Basketball)
CD: T.J. Hess, Widener (Football)
UD: Ruth Riley, Notre Dame (Women’s Basketball)
CD: Emily Bloss, Emporia State (Women’s Basketball)
UD: Chad Pennington, Marshall (Football)
CD: Korey Coon, Illinois Wesleyan (Men’s Basketball)
UD: Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia (Football)
CD: Kelly Schade, Simpson (Softball)
UD: Peyton Manning, Tennessee (Football)
CD: Brad Gray, MIT (Football)
UD: Danny Wuerffel, Florida (Football)
CD: Julie Roe, Millikin (Women’s Basketball)
UD: Todd Fuller, North Carolina St. (M. Basketball)
CD: Chris Palmer, St. John's (Minn.) (Football)
Rebecca Lobo, Connecticut (W. Basketball)
Rob Zatechka, Nebraska (Football)
*Carl Erikson, Oberlin (Tennis)
*Jim Hansen, Colorado (Football)
*Tommy Vardell, Stanford (Football)
*Al Parker, Tennis (Georgia)
*Alec Kessler, Georgia (Basketball)
*James Martin, Penn St. (Wrestling)
*Michael Smith, Brigham Young (Basketball)