Local swimmer receives kudos for brain power

| 10/06/2011

(CNS): Cayman’s swimming star Brett Fraser has earned recognition as an Academic All-American. According to the Florida University website, the two-time NCAA men’s swimming champion was named in the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Third Team this week by the College Sports Information Directors of America. To be eligible for Academic All-America recognition, a student-athlete must have been named First Team Academic All-District. To be considered for that award, a student-athlete must have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, be at least a sophomore academically and be a starter or key player on the team.

Brett was named to the third team after achieving an impressive 3.43 GPA in finance, also making it onto the academic honour roll three times. He was named to the first team last season.

“Congratulations to Brett. He is the ultimate role model. Not only is he pushing the limits with his swimming, but he is showing every aspiring student that academics needn’t lag behind,” Sports Minister Mark Scotland said. “We are proud to have someone like Brett represent us on the world stage and wish him well for the future.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    That would be the University of Florida, not "Florida University."