ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Macalester College men's collegiate club student-athlete and varsity swimmer Jeff Yamashita (Sr., Honolulu, Hi. /Iolani School) was named the institution's 2011 Senior Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
A History and American Studies major, he holds a 3.84 cumulative GPA at Macalester. He helped the Scots swimming team set a record this past winter in the 200-yard medley relay and holds Top-Five times on the program's all-time honor roll in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard butterly. In addition, he scored points for the Scots at this year's Minnestoa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Championship in three different events.
The 2010 Macalester College Junior Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the three-time All-Heartland Division first team selection (2008, 2009, 2010) has excelled in water polo earning Division III All-America second team honors the past two seasons.