Connor Bos Named To CoSIDA Academic All-America® Second Team

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Tim Cowie Photo |

AUSTIN, Texas – Gardner-Webb swimmer Connor Bos was named CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Men's At-Large Second Team Thursday, the second-straight season a GWU swimmer has earned academic all-america honors.

The Academic All-America® Team is selected annually by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Bos (Holland, Mich. / Holland HS) was one of 16 men selected to the at-large team who compiled a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA during his college career.

The At-Large team is made up of student-athletes in the sports of swimming, volleyball, skiing, wrestling, lacrosse, ice hockey, tennis, gymnastics, diving, water polo and golf. Gardner-Webb swimmer Nathan Lile earned CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors in 2016.

Bos graduated from Gardner-Webb on May 13, 2016 with a degree in economics and finance.

The standout earned the 2017 George A. Christenberry Award from the Big South Conference for his academic prowess and was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III Men's Division I At-Large Team.

Bos was named 2017 CCSA (Coastal Collegiate Sports Association) Men's Swimming Scholar-Athlete of the Year, capping an excellent season – and career – in the pool and in the classroom.

Bos swam to conference titles in the 100 back (47.61) individually and as a member of the 200 medley relay team (1:27.66) at the Conference Championships in Athens, Ga. Those titles added to a significant list, who ended his career with 14 different CCSA championships – eight individual and six relays.

In addition, Bos earned All-CCSA honors 17 different times during his four-year career in Boiling Springs. In 2016, Bos earned a spot in the U.S. Olympic Trials, joining Lile as the first two men's swimmers in Gardner-Webb history to represent their program on that national stage.