ANCHORAGE -Alaska Anchorage Nordic skier Jaime Bronga was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America College Division Women's At-Large First-Team on Wednesday.
The honor is the Anchorage native's second of her career, after receiving Second-Team honors in 2011.
The team, voted on by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America, recognizes the top male and female student-athletes in terms of both academic and athletic accomplishment from among NCAA Div. II, III and NAIA schools. The at-large category includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Bronga, a civil engineering major with a 3.99 GPA, garnered UAA's Dresser Cup award for the second straight year in April, following a successful skiing campaign. Named Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Women's Nordic MVP, Bronga posted All-America honors in the freestyle race at the NCAAs, finishing fifth.
Bronga, who was nominated for UAA's Athlete of the Year honor for the second consecutive season, was also named to the 2012 National Ski Coaches Association All-Academic Team for the fourth straight season.
To be eligible for the Academic All-District Team, a student-athletes must a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his or her current institution.