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Mitchell named Verizon Academic All-America

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - For the second straight year, a Plymouth State College men's alpine skier received one of the highest honors for a collegiate student-athlete when he was selected to the Verizon Academic All-America Team.

Senior Tim Mitchell (Ashland, Mass.), who was a Third Team choice in 2001, was named to the Academic All-America First Team this year 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 3.91 grade point average. He has been on the President's List five times, and is a three-time selection to the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboarding Association's All-Academic Team.

Mitchell completed an outstanding career on the slopes in 2002. He earned All-American honors with a fourth place in the slalom and a fifth place in the combined alpine standings at the USCSA National Championships. He was also the Eastern Regional combined individual co-champion in 2001, and earned All-America honors in three categories (slalom, giant slalom and overall).

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 soccer, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's and women's cross country/track & field, and men's and women's At-Large Teams. There are eight All-District Teams as well as the Academic All-America National Teams.