Two Clarke University student-athletes have been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America College Division At-Large Men's Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Clarke senior Travis Gabehart
, of Franklin, Ind., was one of 15 student-athletes from across the country to be named a first-team Academic All-America honoree, while sophomore Josh Udelhofen
, of Platteville, Wis., earned third-team Academic All-America honors.
Gabehart, a member of Kris Dorn
's Volleyball program, was a two-time Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) All-Conference selection. He earned first team honors in 2010 and honorable mention all-conference honors this past season.
A three-time academic all-conference selection, Gabehart served as team captain this past season. He had 181 kills this past year and finished his career ranked tenth on the university's all-time kills list with 751.
Gabehart sported a 3.95 GPA and majored in history.
Udelhofen, a member of Jerry Hanson
's golf program, carried a school record 74.1 scoring average through 20 rounds this past season and helped the Crusaders set a new season scoring average (316.5). He had seven Top 5 finishes in 11 events and captured medalist honors at the Clarke Crusader Invite, the Clarke Fall Classic and at the NAIA Midwest Invitational at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.
One of five golfers named to the 2012 Midwest Collegiate Conference All-Conference team, Udelhofen shot a school record 66 at Thunder Hills Country Club and claimed medalist honors at the two-day event with a four under par 138. He shot a 75-70 three over par 145 to win at TPC Deere Run.
Udelhofen carreis a 3.45 GPA and is majoring in business.
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.
The Capital One College Division Academic All-America® men's and women's at-large teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
The at-large program for the Capital One Academic All-America® program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.
Since its 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.