CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia swimming and diving senior Ted Schubert (Ashland, Va.) and junior Paige Madden (Mobile, Ala.) were named to the 2019-20 CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large third-team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Friday (June 19).
Schubert is the fourth Cavalier to earn the honor from the men’s team and the first to do so since Austin Ramirez was named to the second team in 2000. Madden is the second from the women’s team to earn the honor, joining Megan Roesch who was selected for the third team in 2002.
Schubert won two conference titles at the 2020 ACC Championships, recording the fastest time in the 200 and 400-yard individual medley. The senior qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200 and 400-yard individual medley and 200-yard butterfly, earning All-America honors in all three events to bring his total to six-career All-America honors. He concluded the season with the fourth-fastest time in the NCAA in the 400-yard individual medley, the 12th-fastest time in the 200-yard butterfly and the 14th-fastest time in the 200-yard individual medley. He also holds the school record in the 200-yard individual medley (1:43.09) and the program’s second-fastest time in both the 200-yard butterfly (1:41.34) and 400-yard individual medley (3:39.52). Schubert is a three-time All-ACC Academic team honoree and a three-time College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America selection.
Madden paced the 2020 ACC Championships, winning five conference titles with the top time in the 200, 500 and 1650-yard freestyle and 400 and 800-yard freestyle relay for a meet-leading 96 points. She was named the ACC Swimmer of the Meet as well as the Co-ACC Women’s Swimming Scholar Athlete of the Year and ACC Swimmer of the Year. Madden holds nine career All-America honors after earning the distinction in the 200, 500 and 1650-yard freestyle and 400 and 800-yard freestyle relay after advancing to the NCAA Championships this season in all five events. She is also an eight-time career ACC champion, ranking 10th in program history for most conference titles. Madden holds the second-fastest 1650-yard freestyle (15:50.38) in program history. She is a three-time All-ACC Academic team honoree and two-time CSCAA Scholar All-America team selection.
Schubert and Madden join Virginia lacrosse senior Sammy Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) and men’s tennis senior Carl Soderlund (Stockholm, Sweden) as CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large honorees. Both Mueller and Soderlund earned second-team honors.
Despite the cancellation of spring competition during COVID-19, CoSIDA continued its sponsorship of the Academic All-America awards program. Student-athletes were selected based on career statistics. No less than 31 of 46 members of the 2019-2020 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Men’s At-Large teams have at least a 3.90 GPA, with 20 student-athletes maintaining a 4.00 GPA as either undergraduate or graduate students. The 16 members of the first team (which was expanded due to ties in the voting) have an average GPA of 3.96. On the women’s side, 33 of the 46 members of the 2019-2020 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Women’s At-Large teams achieved at least a 3.90 GPA, with 20 student-athletes posting a 4.00 GPA (or better) during their undergraduate and/or graduate careers. The 15 members of the first team compiled an average GPA of 3.94.
The at-large teams cover the sports of women’s beach volleyball, women’s bowling, women’s rowing, men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s rifle, men’s and women’s skiing, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s water polo and wrestling.