Kahn earns Academic All-America honors
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas senior swimmer David Kahn was named to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-America At-Large First Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday, June 14.
Kahn is the eighth member of the Texas men's swimming and diving program to earn Academic All-America distinction and the first to be named to the first team since 2002 when UT diver Justin Dumais was tabbed a first-team honoree as well as the At-Large Academic All-American of the Year.
A native of Port Jefferson, N.Y., Kahn is a biology major who boats a GPA of 3.87. He is one of 45 student-athletes nationwide to earn academic all-America at-large honors and one of only 15 to be nominated to the first team.
In the pool, Kahn earned the first All-America honor of his career after placing 16th in the 200-yard individual medley, helping the Longhorns finish seventh at the NCAA Championships this season. Kahn also helped UT earn the Big 12 Championship in 2005, which marked the Longhorns 26th consecutive conference title.
The men's at-large teams consist of student-athletes nominated from the following sports: fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
To be on the ballot for Academic All-America, a student-athlete must have been selected Academic All-District in his respective district (there are eight districts across the United States). Kahn is representing District VI. In order to be nominated for Academic All-District and All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve, must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average and must have completed at least one full academic year at his institution.