Bluefield State Athletics
Shikar Kapur Named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division II Men's At-Large Team
TOWSON, Md. – Bluefield State College tennis player Shikar Kapur has earned 2012 Third Team Capital One Academic All-America Division II Men’s At-Large honors as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Capital One Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011-12 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.
The Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Men’s At-Large program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.
Kapur, an Architectural Engineering Technology major with a 3.7 GPA earned the distinction after earning his second WVIAC Player of the Year honor and helping to lead the Big Blues to their first ever berth in the Round of 16 of the NCAA Division II National Championships.
Named to the All-WVIAC Team three consecutive years, Kapur helped lead BSC to their first ever WVIAC regular season, tournament and Atlantic Regional titles. He concluded his junior season with a combined record of 29-13 in singles and doubles play and ranked No. 2 in the Atlantic Region. His doubles team also was ranked No. 9 in the region.
The junior from New Dehli, India has earned President’s or Dean’s List every semester of enrollment including earning President’s List this past spring semester. He is the only student-athlete from the WVIAC to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America Men’s At-Large team and one of only three male student-athletes from District II to earn a spot on the team.
Kapur joins former women’s basketball player Cassie Miller as the only BSC student-athletes to ever earn Academic All-America honors as selected by CoSIDA; Miller earned second team honors in 2002.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) 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.
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 G.P.A. 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 14,000 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 www.cosida.com.