Mitchell named Academic All-American

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - A Plymouth State College skier received one of the highest honors for a collegiate student-athlete Tuesday when he was selected to the Verizon Academic All-America Third Team.

Junior ski racer Tim Mitchell (Ashland, Mass.) earned Academic All-America honors as a College Division Men's At-Large selection. The Verizon Academic All-America Teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA).

A Physical Education/Fitness and Rehabilitation major, Mitchell has a 3.87 grade point average. He has been on the President's List five times, and is a two-time selection to the U.S. Collegiate Snowsport Association's All-Academic Team.

Mitchell had an outstanding season on the slopes in 2001. He shared the Eastern Regional combined individual championship, and earned All-America honors in three categories (slalom, giant slalom and overall). In March, he finished sixth in the giant slalom and third in the slalom at the USCSA National Championships to earn third place overall in the combined alpine event.

Mitchell is the third PSC student-athlete to make the Verizon (formerly GTE) Academic All-America National Team since 1996, joining soccer player Paul Andrew and swimmer Kerri Fritz.

The Verizon Academic All-America program includes University and College Division Teams for football, women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, and Men's and Women's At-Large Teams for Fall/Winter and Spring. There are eight All-District Teams as well as the Academic All-America National Teams.