June 6, 2013
2013 At-Large Academic All-America Teams
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Recent Naval Academy graduates Jackson Hummeldorf and Ben Bondurant were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I men's at-large team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today.
The at-large team of the Capital One 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, field hockey for women and volleyball and wrestling for men.
Hummeldorf was named to the first team, while Bondurant was selected to the third team. Combined with the women's at-large teams, the Naval Academy had five student-athletes (two men, three women selections) earn Academic All-America status, the most in the country and one ahead of the University of Alabama's four selections. Patriot League member institutions received a combined eight citations, five of which were by the Naval Academy.
Hummeldorf, a 2013 graduate from Coronado, Calif., was a key member on the Navy water polo team, helping the Midshipmen to a 23-6 record and a CWPA Southern Division regular-season crown. He tallied 12 points (7 g, 5 a) and grabbed nine steals as a center back for a defense that held opponents to just 9.3 goals per game. In the classroom, Hummeldorf graduated with a 4.00 cumulative GPA, earning an A in every class he took all four years at the Naval Academy. The ocean engineering major graduated first out of 1,080 seniors on the Academic Order of Merit, first on the Military Order of Merit and seventh on the Overall Order of Merit and was a member of the Superintendent's and Commandant's List all eight semesters. Hummeldorf received the Special Warfare (SEALs) service assignment upon commissioning. He was a four-time member of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) All-Academic team.
Hummeldorf was just one of three water polo players nationally named to the three squads, and the lone water polo student-athlete selected to the first team. He becomes the fourth student-athlete from the water polo team to be named a Capital One Academic All-American, joining Andrew Sause (first team, 2001), Barry Shaw (first team, 2001; second team, 2002) and Eric Gardiner (first team, 2008).
Bondurant, a 2013 graduate from Atlanta, Ga., becomes the third member of the Navy men's swimming and diving team to earn Academic All-America honors over the last five years, and the first since Alex Buck garnered the accolade in the spring of 2010. A first-team academic all-district selection as a junior and senior, Bondurant was named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team in each of the past three seasons. He also earned First-Team All-Patriot League honors in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for his performance in the pool, winning three individual and three relay events at the 2013 league championship, while totaling five wins and three second-place finishes in the eight individual events he competed in at the meet over the last three years. Bondurant also competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The ocean engineering major graduated this spring with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.45. He received Navy submarines for his service assignment.
Navy's seven Capital One Academic All-America honors this year gives the Naval Academy 93 selections all-time, with 60 of them coming since the 1999-00 academic year. The seven academic All-America awards are the most won by the Naval Academy in school history, surpassing the record of six set four times in the last six years.