WORCESTER – Recent WPI graduate Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI) has been named as a three-time Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III At-Large Team honoree, as selected by as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The repeat first teamer is the only three-time selection on this year's 16-man first team and amongst the 46 on the entire scroll. The category includes fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Bauer is also the second WPI man to earn back-to-back first team accolades and three Academic All-America nods, joining Michael Pockoski (track & field) and Benjamin Gilde (soccer), respectively. Overall, it is the 75th CoSIDA Academic All-America selection in WPI history, 55th since 2006-07 and 20th since 2015-16.
The chemical engineering major with 3.95 GPA 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 was the vice president of the Chemical Engineering Society, social chairman of Tau Beta Pi, and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.
Another 200 back medalist at this year's NCAA championship, Bebe Wang of Denison was selected as the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Men's At-Large Team Member of the Year.