UK trio honored as 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Published 8:14 pm Monday, June 24, 2019

UK Athletics

Press Release


LEXINGTON — After being recognized as 2019 Google Cloud College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District At-Large first-team honorees last month, Kentucky swimmers Asia Seidt and Bowen Anderson, as well as gymnast Alex Hyland, were each selected as Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-Americans on Friday.

 Seidt, one of 12 national repeat honorees from last season’s women’s at-large teams, added a 2019 first-team distinction to a third-team recognition from a year ago. Anderson joined Seidt with a first-team selection of his own on the men’s side, while Hyland earned third-team status for the women.

 The at-large teams for the Google Cloud Academic All-America program include the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, and water polo for both men and women, beach volleyball, bowling, field hockey and rowing for women, and volleyball and wrestling for men.


Asia Seidt

Asia Seidt is one of 12 repeat CoSIDA Acadmeic All-American (Kentucky Athletics Photo)

  •   Junior
  •   4.0 GPA in kinesiology
  •   16-time NCAA All-America, including eight First Team All-America honors (leads the program, male or female)
  •   2019 NCAA Elite 90 recipient
  •   2019 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  •   2017-18, 2018-19 USA Swimming National Team
  •   2018, 2019 USA World University Games Team
  •   2017, 2018, 2019 All-SEC First Team
  •   2017, 2018, 2019 SEC Champion in 200 Backstroke
  •   2018 SEC Champion in 100 Backstroke
  •   2018, 2019 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  •   2018 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team
  •   2017 SEC Freshman Female Swimmer of the Year
  •   2017 SEC All-Freshman Team
  •   2017 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll


Bowen Anderson

  •       Senior
  •       3.98 GPA in biology (pre-med student)
  •       Combined for 183.5 hours in volunteer experience as a student-athlete
  •       2019 SEC Boyd McWhorter Post-Graduate Scholarship Award nominee
  •       Elected to 2018 UK Athletics’ Frank G. Ham Society of Character
  •       2018 Omicron Kappa Delta National Leadership and Honor Society
  •       Annual recipient of UK Heritage Scholarship
  •       2017, 2018, 2019 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  •       2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  •       2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier


Alex Hyland

  •       Senior
  •       3.94 GPA in kinesiology
  •       Two-time 2019 second-team WCGA All-America (beam, all-around)
  •       2019 second-team WCGA Regular Season All-America (all-around)
  •       2019 All-SEC (beam)
  •       2019 SEC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year
  •       Finished 2019 regular season as nation’s No. 16 all-around performer


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