June 5, 2013

Pair earn Capital One Academic All-America honors

Denison juniors Carlos Maciel and Spencer Fronk were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® At-Large team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  This is the second Academic All-America® award for Maciel and the first for Fronk.

Maciel was named to the Academic All-America® second-team, after being a member of the third-team in 2012.  This season he posted six All-American swims at the NCAA Division III Championship in Shenandoah, Texas.  In February, Maciel captured the North Coast Athletic Conference championship in the 200 individual medley.

Fronk was named to the Academic All-America® third-team after logging five All-American performances at the national championship meet in March.  His performances at nationals ran his career All-American total to 19.  Fronk also posted all-conference accolades after finishing second in four events at the NCAC Championship in February.

Maciel and Fronk helped lead Denison to its eighth runner-up finish at the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship. They also helped DU capture its fifth-straight conference championship. Both individuals were honored as two of Denison's top-50 student-athletes at the department's annual James T. Glerum Top-50 Banquet. Fronk is majoring in economics and English, while Maciel is majoring in economics and international studies.

They are the fourth and fifth Denison athletes to earn Capital One Academic All-America® honors in the 2012-13 academic year.  They are also the 66th and 67th recipients of this award from Denison University.

Created in 1952 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the Capital One Academic All-America® Teams Program is a premier, nationwide college scholar-athlete awards program. It recognizes over 800 outstanding student-athletes annually in Division I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports. The At-Large division covers the following NCAA sponsored sports: women's bowling, women's crew, men's and women's fencing, women's field hockey, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's and women's rifle, men's and women's skiing, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's water polo, men's volleyball, and wrestling.