South Dakota senior swimmers Ryan Krysl and Lizz Hoffman have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has announced. The all-district honor is the first for Krysl and the second for Hoffman.
South Dakota is part of District 6 in the CoSIDA voting.
Krysl (Omaha, NE) earned the honor after posting a 3.99 GPA during his academic career at South Dakota. Krysl, a biological/biomedical sciences major, has been named to the Summit League Academic All-League team twice (this year's team comes out in June), earning Distinguished Scholar Status both times. He also has been named to the Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence twice. Krysl has the 16th-best time in school history in the 200 backstroke (1:58.84) and the 18th-best time in the 200 IM (1:58.18).
Hoffman (Eureka), who earned second-team all-district honors in 2010, finished with 86 event wins in one of the most decorated swimming careers in school history. An English major (pre-medicine), she has a 3.97 GPA. She was a three-time Summit League individual champion and earned 15 All-Summit League honors in her career. She is a two-time selection to the Summit League Academic All-League team, earning Distinguished Scholar Status both years, and also is a two-time selection to the Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence. She holds 22 school records in swimming. Hoffman earned a NCAA postgraduate scholarship this spring as well, becoming the first Coyote to earn the honor since moving to Division I.
Krysl and Hoffman both advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.