SCSU’s Kahnke Earns Academic All-District Honors

A group of four St. Cloud State University student-athletes have gained Capital One Academic All-District At-Large honors for their efforts in the classroom and in the field of competition during 2012-13.

The group includes SCSU senior swimmer Stephanie Crandall, senior diver Luke Weber, senior wrestler Jake Kahnke, and senior men’s hockey player Drew LeBlanc.

SCSU HuskiesKahnke was a four-time All-America award winner during his career at SCSU and placed third in the 285-pound bracket at this year’s NCAA Division II championships. Kahnke notched a 23-1 record in 2012-13 and ended his career at SCSU with 118 wins.

The 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-District ® At-Large Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.

The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

The At-Large teams include the sports of – Women’s Bowling, Women’s Crew, Men’s and Women’s Fencing, Women’s Field Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics, Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s Rifle, Men’s and Women’s Skiing, Men’s and Women’s Swimming, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Men’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Water Polo and Men’s Wrestling.