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Seven Honored On Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Teams
June 27, 2013
Seniors Jacy Bennett (Oklahoma) and Heather Bergmann (Kansas) lead seven Big 12 student-athletes recognized on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Bergmann, a senior chemistry major with a 3.91 grade-point average, is a three-time All-America First Team choice in the javelin throw. She finished sixth in the javelin at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships and third at the 2013 Big 12 Outdoor Championships. A native of Concordia, Kan., Bergmann holds the Kansas school record in the javelin with a career-best mark of 172-9. A three-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team, she notched two victories this season, one at the Kansas Relays and the other at the Emporia Spring Open.

Bennett, a native of Mesa, Ariz., has a perfect 4.00 GPA with a major in supply chain management. A senior at Oklahoma, she is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree and was named to the 2012 USTFCCAA All-Academic team. Bennett scored at the 2012 Big 12 Indoor Championship in the pole vault. She is an eight-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Sooner Scholar and an eight-time member of the President's Honor Roll.

Big 12 Honorees on the Capital One Academic All-America Team

Blake Niccum, Baylor, Second Team (4.00 GPA, Engineering)
Taylor Jackson, Baylor, Third Team (3.95 GPA, Biology)
Jacy Bennett, Oklahoma, First Team (4.00 GPA, Supply Chain Management)
Heather Bergmann, Kansas, First Team (3.91 GPA, Chemistry)
Sarah-Anne Brault, West Virginia, Second Team (3.93 GPA, Economics & Finance)
Meaghan Nelson, Iowa State, Second Team (3.78 GPA, Kinesiology & Health)
Caitlin Way, Oklahoma State, Third Team (4.00 GPA, Physiology, Pre-Medicine)

About the Academic All-America® Program
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 18,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit

About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation ( is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., and ING Bank, fsb, had $216.5 billion in deposits and $294.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of March 31, 2012. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One and ING Direct offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN’s Capital One Bowl Week. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot team, Capital One Academic All-America® Program, and supports all 89 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.

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