June 3, 2014

Jack Burgeson Earns Capital One Academic All-America® Distinction

Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw's Jack Burgeson (Saint Louis, Park, Minn./Saint Louis Park), a May graduate and member of the men's swimming and diving team, has been selected to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Men's At-Large Second Team.

The team is selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the complete release is also available here.

Burgeson earned a bachelor of arts degree and graduated summa cum laude. Through his first seven semesters, he carried a 3.89 grade point average with a major in biochemistry and a minor in philosophy.

A Phi Beta Kappa and Chi Alpha Sigma (National College Athlete Honor Society) inductee and a three-time Scholar All-America selection from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, Burgeson earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in May. He was a student in DePauw's Science Research Fellows Program and is the founder and president of DePauw Donors organ donation program.

In May, he was selected as DePauw's Phil Eskew Award recipient as the top senior male student-athlete.

Burgeson helped the Tigers to top 20 finishes at each of the last three NCAA Division III Championships and was a member of six relays that earned all-America honorable mention distinction in his four years. The 200-yard medley relay that he anchored at the 2013 North Coast Athletic Conference Championships still holds the school record.

A an all-conference honoree all four years, Burgeson was part of the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays that won Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships in 2011. He also was part of eight relays that earned all-North Coast Athletic Conference distinction by finishing in the top three in 2012 through 2014.

In all, DePauw student-athletes have earned 52 Academic All-America® honors since Ike Tallman's selection to the 1958 football team. The complete list of DePauw honorees is available here.

To be eligible, 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, 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 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America® program, please visit the CoSIDA site.