Georgia Ranks Second in SEC with 110 Academic All-Americans
Georgia has 118 Academic All-Americans

Jan. 10, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia ranks second all-time among all Southeastern Conference schools with 110 Academic All-Americans, as of July 2011. 

Georgia is ninth among all Division I schools and ranks 14th among all universities. The University of Florida ranks first in the SEC with 118 and is 10th nationally. The University of Tennessee, which is tied for 17th is the only other SEC school ranked among the top-20. Alabama is tied for 22nd.

Senior football player Drew Butler became the latest Bulldog to become an Academic All-American, earning the honor for the second straight season. Fran Tarkenton was the first Georgia student-athlete to receive the honor, while Bernadette Locke became the first female student-athlete to be named an Academic All-American.

The Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) began this program in the 1950's, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports and across all divisions with these elite Capital One Academic All-America scholar-athlete honors. Currently, CoSIDA honors Academic All-Americans in 12 sports.

Top 10 All-Time Division I Academic All-America Awards (as of July 2011)

Division I

1. Nebraska, University of 291

2. Notre Dame, University of 221

3. Penn State University 172

4. Stanford University 162

5. Bucknell University 121

5. Texas, University of 121

7. Florida, University of 118

8. California-Los Angeles, University of (UCLA) 113

9. Georgia, University of 110

10. Ohio State University 109

10. Oklahoma, University of 109

Top 25 All-Time Academic All-America Awards per school (as of July 2011)

1. Nebraska, University of 291

2. Notre Dame, University of 221

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 176

4. Penn State University 172

5. Stanford University 162

6. Augustana College (Ill.) 135

7. Emory University 124

8. Bucknell University 121

8. Texas, University of 121

10. Florida, University of 118

11. California-Los Angeles, University of (UCLA) 113

12. Illinois Wesleyan University 112

12. Nebraska Wesleyan University 112

14. Georgia, University of 110

15. Ohio State University 109

15. Oklahoma, University of 109

17. Tennessee, University of 104

17. Michigan, University of 104

19. Michigan State University 102

20. Minnesota, University of 101

21. Wisconsin, University of 99

22. Alabama, University of 97

22. Purdue University 97

24. Truman State University 96

24. Arizona State University 96


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