Clemson Swimmer Honored

June 7, 2005

CLEMSON, SC–Clemson Men’s Swimmer Tommy Rappold was named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III University Division Men’s At-Large Team announced today.

The district team is made up of student-athletes from Division I schools in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia from various men’s teams. To be nominated, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve, and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher. Team members are selected by a vote of members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) within the district.

Rappold has a 3.96, in Computer Information Systems. This past year he was an Atlantic Coast Conference Champion in the 100 Butterfly and also set the school record in the event. He won 11 events during the 2004-05 season. He was also a 2004 CoSida Academic All-Amerca Second-Team Selection last year. He was also selected to the 2003 CoSida All-District Second Team. He was named to the ACC Honor Roll all four years and won 2004 & 2005 CSCAA Honorable Mention All-America Honors for Academics. Rappold was named to Clemson’s Honor Roll eight times and was on the President’s List and Dean’s List for a total of eight semesters. He is a native of Roanoke, Va.

The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team is part of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program. First team selections will appear on the national ballot for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s At-Large team.