WORCESTER – WPI recent graduate Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI) earned his third Google Cloud At-Large Academic All-District team honor, as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. He is now on track to possibly be named an Academic All-America by the organization for the third time.
The chemical engineering major capped his outstanding career in the pool by earning silver in 100-yard backstroke and bronze in 200-yard backstroke at 2019 NCAA Division III Championships in Greensboro, NC. In all, Bauer is a seven-time CSCAA All-America, including as part sixth place 200-yard medley relay in 2017 and three honorable mention relays.
The 2016 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year shared Swimmer of the Year honors in 2017 while earning top billing at this year's conference championship, which was held in the Sports & Recreation Center. In addition to a number of NEWMAC titles and runner up finishes, Bauer owns the 100 back and 200 back championship and open records, and is part of the 400-yard medley championship record foursome. Individually, Bauer owns all three WPI backstroke records and is on the wall as part of the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays.
The four-time department award winner aimed to spread awareness about sustainable housing in Australia for his IQP. Bauer has also been recognized by the NEWMAC and CSCAA, which also considers performance in the pool, for his work in the classroom. He is also a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, Omega Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution, must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable) and he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.