Bauer Named to Academic All-District Team

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tyler Bauer Muhlenberg sophomore Tyler Bauer was named to the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-District 4 track & field/cross country team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

District 4 consists of all NCAA colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. To be nominated for the team, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average and a starter or significant reserve on his team.

Bauer will now advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

A double major in biology and music, Bauer was one of the top javelin throwers in Division III, earning All-America status by placing fifth at the NCAA Championships last weekend. He was named Most Outstanding Performer of Centennial Conference Championships after setting a meet record and winning the javelin by almost 25 feet.

The two-time CC javelin champion and two-time CC athlete of the week broke the 11-year-old school record of 196-7 in his first meet of the year and raised the standard to 214-5 by season’s end. Bauer also was one of only four Division III athletes to place at the IC4A Championships, coming in eighth.

This is the fifth straight year that the Muhlenberg men’s track and field team has produced an Academic All-District selection. The only school in the Mules’ district with a longer active streak is Carnegie Mellon. Bauer is the fourth member of the Muhlenberg men’s track and field team to earn Academic All-District honors following his sophomore year.