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John Dewitt became the fourth athlete in school history to earn Academic All-America honors in men’s cross country and track and field.

Dewitt, a sophomore from Oshkosh, owns a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average as mathematics major and was chosen for the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America College Division Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country Team, which is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

In order to be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a GPA of 3.30 and have reached sophomore athletic standing at his current institution.

“I feel extremely blessed to be named to this honor,” Dewitt said. “The most important part of the college experience is how much you actually learn and receiving this award makes me feel pretty good about how I’m doing.”

Dewitt is UW Oshkosh’s first Academic All-American since 2003. He is also a member of the University Honors Program, Segregated Fees Committee, Campus Crusade and Athletes in Action.

Dewitt was also on the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Team last season, which was selected by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

To qualify for the USTFCCCA’s Cross Country All-Academic Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or greater through the most-recent semester and placed in the top 35 at a NCAA Division III Regional Championship.

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