Nanooks land a record four on Capital One Academic All-American Team

Submitted 2 years 2 months ago by jcook.

FAIRBANKS-Well there are some pretty heady Nanooks at UAF. Alaska landed a school record 4 student athletes to the Capital One Academic All-American Team.

Ryan Anderson and Mats Eriksson of the rifle team, Danielle Lyons of the swimming team, who is also the first swimmer to be a Capital One Academic All-American and Alyson McPheteres of the ski team represent UAF. All four have at least 3.9 GPAs in their respective majors.

Anderson, Eriksson and Lyons were Division II first team at large All-American selections. McPhetres was a third team selection. McPhetres and Anderson are the first Nanooks to ever repeat for this All-American team.

UAF led the nation with three division II first team selections. They tied Limestone for the most division II picks with four. Last year Alaska had three picks.