Denison University junior women's swimming standout Kristen Hohl (Winfield, Ill./Wheaton North) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® first-team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday (June 12).
This marks Hohl's second appearance as an Academic All-American. She was named to the second-team as a sophomore in 2007. This is her first, first-team appearance and it marks the 51st Academic All-America from Denison.
Hohl anchored a Denison team that would go on to place third at the 2008 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championship in Oxford, Ohio. She swam the freestyle leg on the Big Red's national champion 200 medley relay team which broke the NCAA record set by Denison's 2001 relay team. She also went on to place fourth in the 50 and 100 freestyle while swimming on two second-place relay teams.
At the conference level Hohl won four North Coast Athletic Conference titles at the 2008 championships. She boasts a 3.98 grade point average and is majoring in biology. Hohl advanced to the national ballot for Academic All-America after earning first-team Academic All-District IV honors.
Created in 1952 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Teams Program is a premier, nationwide college scholar-athlete awards program. It recognizes 816 outstanding student-athletes annually in Division I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.