Alex Linden, Sports Information Director
LINCOLN – Nebraska Wesleyan University junior men’s swimmer Carter Lyons was named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III Men’s At-Large team that was announced on Tuesday (June 12) by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He was chosen to the Third-Team in NCAA Division III Men’s At-Large team.
He becomes the first NWU men’s swimming CoSIDA Academic All-American®.
As an institution, Nebraska Wesleyan has produced 171 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans® to rank tied for seventh in the entire nation, regardless of division.
Lyons (Jr., Lincoln, Neb.) has a 4.0 GPA as a physics and mathematics double major. Earlier this spring he was named CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 to earn a spot on the Academic All-America® ballot. Lyons was named to the Liberal Arts All-Championships team in six events during his junior season. He was part of three championship relay teams.
A graduate of Lincoln Southwest HS, he was part of the 200 medley relay team that set a championships record. Individually, Lyons was the Liberal Arts runner-up in the 200 IM and placed third in the 100 Free.
In three seasons, Lyons has earned 17 All-Championship team honors. He is part of four school record relay teams and has the school record in the 100 Free. Lyons is also a two-time IIAC All-Academic team selection.
Of the 45 men on the Division III Academic All-America® At-Large team, 12 have a perfect 4.0 GPA including Lyons.
Lyons is one of three Iowa Conference men’s athletes on the CoSIDA Academic All-America® At-Large team. Brady Anderson, a tennis player of Coe College, was a First-Team selection and wrestler Lance Evans of Wartburg College joined Lyons on the Third-Team.
The at-large program for the CoSIDA 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 and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.