Thursday, 14 June 2018 07:04

Lenoir-Rhyne's McRae Named Academic All-American

Noah McRea holds four school records and graduated with a 3.98 grade point average Noah McRea holds four school records and graduated with a 3.98 grade point average Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Noah McRae, a member of the Lenoir-Rhyne Swimming Team, was named as a second team member of the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division II Men’s and Women’s At-Large teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday.

McRea, a senior from Hickory, N.C., graduated this past May with a bachelor's degree in psychology while carrying a grade point average of 3.98.

The Hickory native leaves Lenoir-Rhyne as one of the best swimmers in school history. McRea holds program marks in the 500-yard freestyle (4:35.92), 50-yard backstroke (24.83), 100-yard backstroke (52.25) and 400-yard individual medley (3.57.43).

McRea earned 2018 All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference honors in the 500-yard freestyle and his time in the 400-yard IM was good enough to earn NCAA Division II "B" cut qualifying. In addition, McRea earned league men's swimmer-of-the-week accolades twice this season.

He was also part of four school-record relay teams: 200-yard freestyle (1:26.11), 200-yard medley relay (1:36.06), 400-yard freestyle relay (3:09.77) and 800-yard freestyle relay (6:49.14).

In the classroom, McRea was the 2016-17 Dr. Rufus L. Moretz Bears Club Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year which is given annually to the Lenoir-Rhyne student-athletes with the highest grade point averages. McRea is also a 2016-17 honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American.

The Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.

The at-large program for the CoSIDA 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.

 

2017-18 Google Cloud CoSIDA
Academic All-America
NCAA Division II Men's At-Large Team

 

SECOND TEAM

Sport
Name
School
Yr.
GPA
Major

Tennis
Chase Bartlett
St. Edward's University
So.
4
Religious / Theological Studies

Golf
Matt Barto (2, @)
Gannon University
Sr.
3.9
Mechanical Engineering

Lacrosse
Charlie Bertrand
Merrimack College
So.
3.95
Mechanical Engineering

Golf
Chandler Blanchet (1)
University of West Florida
Sr.
3.65
Exercise Science

Lacrosse
Zach Bodeau
Rockhurst University
So.
4
Criminal Justice

Tennis
Jaime Bueno (3)
Saint Leo University
Sr.
3.79
Economics

Golf
Brad Currier
Lindenwood University
Jr.
4
Exercise Science

Fencing
Ziad Elsissy
Wayne State University
Sr.
3.57
Mechanical Engineering

Tennis
Alessandro Evangelisti
Concordia College (New York)
Jr.
3.89
Biology

Tennis
Tiago Fernandes
Southern New Hampshire University
Sr.
3.96
Business Administration

Tennis
Oliver Frank
Azusa Pacific University
Gr.
3.50/3.81
MBA

Tennis
Calum Hayes
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Sr.
3.98
Finance

Swimming
Noah McRea
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Sr.
3.98
Psychology

Swimming
Tim Samuelsen
Missouri University of Science & Tech.
So.
3.7
Mechanical Engineering

Lacrosse
Kyle Souza
Dominican College
Jr.
3.97
Criminal Justice

Swimming
Jonathan Stewart
Oklahoma Baptist University
Jr.
4
Management

Tennis
Austin Thomas
Shepherd University
Sr.
4
Elementary Education

Wrestling
Noel Torres
Newman University
Gr.
3.62/3.50
Information Technology (UG) / MBA (G)

Tennis
Justin Zhang (2, @)
UC San Diego
Sr.
3.88
Human Biology

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