Stallbaumer Named Capital One Academic All-American®
June 21, 2011
TOWSON, Md. –
Kansas senior vertical jumper Jareb Stallbaumer was named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s Track and Field Second Team Tuesday, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Stallbaumer registered a 4.0 grade point average during his four years at KU as he recently graduated with a degree in pharmacy. He was one of 11 KU student-athletes to receive the Dr. Gerald Lage Award, the Big 12 Conference’s highest academic honor, at the Senior Scholar Banquet in May. Stallbaumer is a three-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team and was named a Prentice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship recipient earlier this spring.
The Whitmore, Kan., native recently completed one of the most successful seasons of his collegiate career. He notched a runner-up finish at the Razorback Spring Invitational in the triple jump by hitting the 48-foot mark for the first time in his career. He finished 12th in the long jump at the Big 12 Championships and also took home a 13th-place finish in the triple jump.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.