Johns Hopkins University's Jeremy Selbst Named to 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Men's At-Large College Division First Team
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Johns Hopkins University goalie Jeremy Selbst (Sr., Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) became the first two-time Academic All-America selection in program history as he was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Men's At-Large College Division First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The largest team in the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, the Men’s At-Large program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.
A first team All-District II selection to advance to the national ballot, Selbst becomes the first two-time Academic All-America selection in Blue Jays' water polo history as he garnered third team honors in 2010. He accounts for two of the JHU water polo team's three all-time Academic All-America selections, joining 2001 first team selection Zaman Mirzadeh. The 29th athlete in Johns Hopkins history to earn First Team Academic All-America honors from CoSIDA , he is the 17th JHU athlete to be selected twice.
Further, Selbst is the second Academic All-America selection of the year for the league as Fordham University's Ali Arat picked up University Division second team honors.
A two-time Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-America pick earning Second Team honors in 2009 and First Team honors in 2010, Selbst made a school-record 320 saves with 23 assists and 97 steals in 2010 as the starting goalie on the Blue Jays' Division III top-ranked water polo team,
He led the nation, among all divisions, in saves in 2010 and ranked fourth in 2009 with 289. He earned Second Team Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) All-South and All-East honors as the Blue Jays finished the year tied for the top spot in the final Division III poll.
As a junior, Selbst led the team in saves and steals (90) while leading Hopkins to its 12th Division III Eastern Championship and third-place finishes at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and CWPA Southern Division Championships.
He finished his career with 662 saves, 197 steals and 43 assists.
Selbst also excels outside of the pool as a three-time CWPA and ACWPC Scholar-Athlete. A double major in economics and psychology, he boasts a 3.64 cumulative GPA and is scheduled to graduate on May 26.
Selbst has interned with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on an advertising and marketing campaign, as well as with JukeBox Television and T. Rowe Price. He will begin working in economic consulting as an analyst for Charles River Associates upon graduation.
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 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.