Bergmann Named Capital One Academic All-American®

June 21, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas junior thrower Heather Bergmann was named to the 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-America® Women’s Track and Field Second Team Thursday, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Bergmann registered a 3.91 grade point average in her junior year as she pursues a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. In addition to being a standout thrower for the Jayhawks, she is a two-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team and was named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic list following the 2011 season.

Bergmann, who set KU’s javelin throw record at the Arkansas Spring Invitational in April, competed in her second NCAA Outdoor Championships meet two weeks ago in Des Moines, Iowa. She claimed her second-straight All-America First Team honor with her sixth-place finish.

The Concordia, Kan., native will now attempt to make the US Olympic team as she competes in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. She is slated to compete in the javelin qualifying rounds on July 29 at 4:30 p.m. (CT).

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.