June 12, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
For the second consecutive year, Alabama swimmer Kyle Weeks has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Men's At-Large Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
"What a great way for Kyle to cap an outstanding career," UA assistant athletics director for student services Jon Dever said. "To earn a place on the at-large team, because of the number of different sports involved, is quite an accomplishment and to do so twice is really outstanding. We're very proud of Kyle and all he accomplished during his time at the Capstone."
Weeks' 2012 honor marks the seventh times in the past eight year that the Tide swimming and diving program has put at least one student-athlete on the prestigious Academic All-American At-Large team which includes student-athletes from 12 sports, including fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Weeks, a senior from Poway, Calif., earned first-team honors this season after being named to the third team in 2011. He joins Jill DeVasher (1998), Vlad Polyakov (2005, 2006 and 2007), Stewart Smith (2005), Guidio Arroyo (2006), Apostolis Tsagkarakis (2007), Kevin Greer (2009) and Elizabeth Hughes (2010) as members of the Crimson Tide's swimming and diving program to earn a place on the CoSIDA Academic All-American at-large team. Weeks and Polyakov are the only two UA swimmers to earn the honor more than once.
The two-year president of Alabama's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Tide's co-captain in 2012, Weeks graduated in May with a perfect 4.0 grade point average in finance. A three-year member of Alabama's SEC Championship squad, Weeks was also a member of the Computer-Based Honors Program, earning its Outstanding Student-Athlete award in 2010. A four-year SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree, Weeks was also a part of the 2011 SEC Community Service Team.
Weeks is the seventh Alabama student-athlete to earn Academic All-American honors this year, joining Barrett Jones (football), Kayla Braud, Jackey Branham and Cassie Reilly-Boccia (softball), Brooke Pancake (women's golf) and Courtney McLane (women's tennis).