GREENWOOD, Ind. (June 22, 2016) – Caltech men's cross country and track & field graduated senior Aditya Bhagavathi (Plainsboro, N.J. / West Windsor-Plainsboro North) has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team for the second consecutive year.
Bhagavathi, who became the first Beaver in Caltech history to earn Second Team Academic All-America honors last year, capped his career with a second-place finish in the SCIAC cross country Multi-Duals and fourth place in the SCIAC Championships, which marked the program's best individual finish since 2001 and the team's best (sixth) since 2004. Also the program's first two-time qualifier for the NCAA Championships, Bhagavathi led the Beavers to their first-ever regional ranking on the heels of his spring track & field title in the 5k, which made him a three-time All-SCIAC honoree.
The only SCIAC representative on this year's teams from either gender, Bhagavathi joins fellow Academic All-America At-Large junior Christopher Bradley (Half Moon Bay, Calif. / Serra) as the only two Beavers to be named Academic All-District in multiple years.
Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative, non-rounded 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale, have completed at least one calendar year at the nominating institution and reached at least sophomore athletic standing to be eligible for nomination. Academic All-District and All-America teams are nominated for and voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.