Towson, Md. - Georgia Southern Swimming and Diving's Caroline Bevillard (Athens, Ga.) was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Women's At-Large Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Women's At-Large program for Academic All-America includes student-athletes who compete in the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.

Bevillard, who completed her collegiate career with a 3.96 GPA, becomes the 10th Eagle all-time to earn Academic All-America honors. 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.

This recent honor is one of many academic achievements for the Georgia Southern graduate. Twice selected as the Georgia Southern Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010 and 2011, Bevillard was awarded one of 13 prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships in the spring of 2011.

A member of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) All-Academic team, Bevillard posted a perfect 4.0 GPA for seven semesters of her academic career and helped lead Georgia Southern to six consecutive College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team honors.

In the pool, Bevillard was a four-year letterwinner for the Eagles and owns the University record for the 200-yard Freestyle and was a member of four record-setting relay teams. At the 2011 CCSA Championships, Bevillard scored points in all three individual events and participated in four relay teams at the championships.

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Georgia Southern All-Time Academic All-America List

1976   Benjie Moore, Baseball
1995   Rob Stockton, Football
          Edward Thomas, Football
1996   Vanessa Fawcett, Softball
1997   Rachel Tolliver, Women's At‐Large (Soccer)
1998   Jody Pollock, Baseball
         
Voncellies Allen, Football
1999   Voncellies Allen, Football
2003   Ulrich Ebensperger, Men's At‐Large (Tennis)
2010   Nina Iduate, Softball
2011   Caroline Bevillard, Women's At-Large (Swimming and Diving)