For the second consecutive year, Louisville’s Nic Albiero was named the Colleges of America (CoSIDA) At-Large All-American Of The Year Director of Sports Information, the organization announced Tuesday.
Albiero now has three first-team caps, as he was also named in the squad in 2019-20.
Some sports have their own CoSIDA categories for this award, but swimming falls under the “at-large” umbrella, which also includes sports such as wrestling, volleyball, tennis and ice hockey.
Albiero was also named ACC Male Swimmer of the Year this season. At the ACC, he won the 200 m butterfly for an ACC record for the fifth time in a row. At the NCAA Championships, he finished third in the 200 butterfly and sixth in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. He also swam four relays: the 200 and 400 medley relays and the 400 and 800 freestyle relays to bring his total of All-American honors this year to seven. During his five-year career, he earned 28 All-American honors.
This year, Albiero used the extra year of eligibility granted to him due to the pandemic. While swimming, he completed a one-year MBA program, for which he holds a GPA of 3.77.
Joining Albiero as swimmers and divers named to the Division I Men’s First Team are from Texas Jake Foster, KNEW Grant HouseNorth Carolina State Eric Knowlesand Alabama Derek Maas and Nicholas Perera. These five athletes all hold 4.0 GPA.
The selections for the women’s team will be announced on June 15.
COMPLETE LIST OF SWIMMERS AND DIVERS NAMED IN THE I AT LARGE TEAM MEN’S DIVISION
|Nicholas Albiero||Louisville||Gr.||Business Administration||3.77|
|Grant House||KNEW||Sr.||Clinical Exercise Science||4.0|
|Eric Knowles||NC status||Sr.||Materials Science Engineering||4.0|
|Derek Maas||Alabama||Gr.||Biology (UG)/MBA (G)||4.0/4.0|
|Nicholas Perera||Alabama||Sr.||Mechanical Engineering||4.0|