Sarah Haupt Named Second Team Academic All-American
Women's swimmer adds honor to growing list of accomplishments, becomes 120th Academic All-American from Penn State
University Park, Pa.; June 15, 2006 - For the second straight day, Sarah Haupt of the women's swimming and diving team added another honor to her still-growing list of accomplishments during her career. One day after being named Penn State's female recipient of the Big Ten's Medal of Honor, Haupt was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's At-Large second team that was announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Haupt, who earlier this year was a first team selection on the District II All-Academic team, becomes the 120th Academic All-American selection in Penn State history and the fourth selection for the 2005-06 school year. She graduated in May with a degree in Psychology and 3.61 grade point average, was also the recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship last month. This marks the second straight year that the women's swimming and diving team has produced both an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner and an Academic All-American, as Deirdre Dlugonski also received both awards last year.
Haupt is a nine-time Big Ten Champion, five-time Big Ten record holder and three-time All-American. This past year, she helped lead the Penn State women's swimming and diving team to its second consecutive Big Ten Championship, earning her fourth first team All-Big Ten honor after capturing the top spot in the 100 backstroke. In addition, Haupt made her fourth appearance at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, capturing 14th in the 100 backstroke and 13th in the 400 medley relay.
The women's at-large category encompasses the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, swimming, skiing, tennis and water polo. Haupt joins fellow Penn State student-athletes Paul Posluszny (football - first team), Conrad Taylor (men's soccer - second team) and Erin McLeod (women's soccer - third team) as ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American selections this year.