Vermillion swim team competes at Omaha The Vermillion Area Swim Team opened the season with four swimmers competing at the Omaha Summer Classic Swim Meet June 1-2.
Boys 10 and under:
Taylor Jensen � second 50 Breast, fifth 100 Breast, sixth 50 Fly, 50 Back, eigth 50 Free, eleventh 100 Free.
Girls 10 and under:
Karissa Martin � first 50 Free, second 100 Back, third 100 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 200 Free, fourth 50 Back, fifth 50 Fly.
Bailey Pons � first 200 Free, 200 IM, 100 Back, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, second 50 Back, fourth 100 Breast.
Boys 11 and 12:
Tony Jensen ��second 50 Back, third 50 fly, fourth 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 IM.
Rob Miller of The University of South Dakota was named to the Verizon Academic All-American Baseball Third Team, according to an announcement June 4 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Miller of Rapid City, who finished 2002 with a 3.03 ERA, started in eight of 18 games and was 8-2 with four saves. He allowed 61 hits, 31 runs, 30 walks and 68 strikeouts in 68.1 innings. Miller finished the season leading the league in appearances and opponent batting average (.213), and was third in strikeouts with 8.96 per game. Miller also was second in the NCC in wins (8-2), second in complete games (7) and fourth in saves (4). Miller has a 3.83 GPA in pre-medicine and is the son of Robert and Virginia Miller.
Douglas Hargett of North Alabama was named Team Member of the Year in the College (Div. II-III) Division for the second straight year. A senior infielder from Cherokee, AL, he batted .411 this year with 19 stolen bases and set a school career record for hits. He is also a two-time winner of UNA's Male Athlete of the Year award.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Verizon Academic All-America program, which was founded by CoSIDA in 1952 to recognize collegiate student-athletes for their outstanding achievements in the classroom and on the playing field. Over the past 50 years, the Verizon Academic All-America program has grown into one of the most recognized and prestigious collegiate scholar-athlete awards nationwide, honoring student-athletes from all NCAA championship sports.
The Verizon Academic All-America Teams are selected by a vote of the 1,800-member CoSIDA. To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Sports information directors nominate eligible athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to being voted upon the national level.
"This group of student-athletes typifies the kind of individuals the founders had in mind when the Academic All-America program was formed in 1952. In this, our 50th anniversary year, the members of CoSIDA are proud to play a part in this tremendous program," said Dick Lipe, Co-SIDA's Academic All-America chairman.
Under an agreement with CoSIDA, Verizon, formerly GTE, has been the exclusive sponsor of the Academic All-America program since 1985. The Academic All-America program is an integral part of Verizon Reads.
, the company's national campaign to promote literacy through corporate philanthropy, partner collaboration, community outreach, and customer and employee participation.