Chaput Named 2004 Academic All-American

Brian Chaput, C'04 was named 2004 Academic All-American for the second straight year.

June 23, 2004

Long Beach, Calif. - Penn's Brian Chaput was named to the 2004 Academic All-American Men's University Division Track and Field/Cross Country first team as selected by CoSIDA earlier this week. Chaput, who was one of 48 student-athletes from 41 institutions selected, received the honor for the second-straight year.

Chaput finished his outstanding career at Penn as a the 2004 NCAA runner-up in the javelin after winning the event at the 2003 NCAA Championships. The East Haven, Conn. native won nine titles in his collegiate career at Penn. He is a two-time Penn Relays Champion, three-time Heptagonal Champion, IC4As Champion and two-time NCAA East Regional Champion.

The Penn javelin record holder was named CoSIDA Academic All-District and Mondo Outdoor Athlete of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic Region this season. He is a two-time Academic All-District II award winner and went on to be named Academic All-American (second-team) last season.

Chaput graduated with a degree in communications.

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) select the Verizon Academic All-District and National All-America teams and to be eligible, a student-athlete must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), be in their second year of participation at the school and be an important contributor to their team.

The three-time All-Ivy League selection and two-time Academic All-Ivy League honoree will now concentrate on his quest for a bid to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. The Olympic Trials will be held July 9-18 in Sacramento, Calif.

Written by Heather Palmer