Denison University has four swimmers earn Division III Academic All-District® At-Large honors as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. As an Academic All-District selection, the quartet will move on to the national ballot with an opportunity to be elected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America squad.
On the men's side, senior Jack Lindell and junior Jason Wesseling both received the recognition. Lindell capped off his career as a six-time national champion and 17-time All-American. A first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American last year, Lindell helped lead the Big Red to a national championship in 2016 on his way to being named the 2016 NCAA Division III Swimmer of the year. The two-time North Coast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year currently holds four school records (200 back, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM). Lindell was also named Denison's 2017 NCAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Wesseling garnered second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors a season ago after helping his team to a Division III national championship. The Hudsonville, Mich. native is a six-time All-American and seven-time NCAC Champion, which included four this season. Wesseling has posted six top-10 showings at nationals and is a two-time honoree at Denison's Top-50 student-athlete Honors Celebration.
Seniors Campbell Costley and Carolyn Kane represented the Big Red on the women's at-large team. Costley is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-America selection, which includes first-team honors last year. The 2015 NCAC Swimmer of the Year is a 16-time All-American and four-time national qualifier. Costley has helped lead Denison to four top-four showings at nationals and three conference titles. She is also a four-time NCAC Champion and the NCAC and varsity record holder in the 500 freestyle. Costley was recently named one of six students to receive the Denison President's Medal, the highest honor given to a senior. She is also a Presidential Award Winner for academic leadership and service.
Kane closed out her college career as a 26-time All-American and two-time national champion (200 and 400 free relays). Those 26 All-American swims are just two shy of the maximum (28). During her career, Kane captured 17 NCAC title, including seven at this year's meet. The Deephaven, Minn. native also helped the Big Red to three NCAC Championships and a fourth-place finish at the 2017 national meet. Kane is currently the varsity record holder in the 50 freestyle and 400 free relay.