YORK, PA – York College senior Tim Hartung (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) closed out his outstanding collegiate career in late May. On Tuesday, Hartung collected another accolade as he was named to the first team Capital One Academic All-America as announced by CoSIDA. Hartung became just the second York College Spartan to earn first team honors in school history.
Hartung's list of accomplishments is unsurpassed in the history for York College and the Capital Athletic Conference. He was a seven-time NCAA Division III All-American (twice in cross country, twice in indoor track and field, and three times in outdoor track and field), a five-time All-Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of the Year, a four-time Capital Athletic Conference men's cross country champion (undefeated in his CAC career), a 16-time Capital Athletic Conference track and field (indoor and outdoor) champion, and a two-time national Capital One Academic All-America.
Hartung boasts a 3.60 GPA in the rigorous York College nursing program.
Hartung joins former Spartan softball standout Harper Cornell as a first-team Academic All-America. He is also just the third Spartan to earn national honors twice in his career. All-American women's soccer goalie Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) (2012 and 2013) and basketball standout Brandon Bushey (2005 & 2006) are the other two Spartans to earn the prestigious academic honor twice in their careers.
Hartung's award caps an amazing academic All-America year for the Green and White as a school-record five Spartans earned national recognition. In addition to Hartung and Glessner, senior baseball shortstop Colin Porter (Hanover, Pa./South Western) earned second team honors while men's lacrosse All-American Tyler Hutson (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) and baseball All-CAC centerfielder Andrew Hershey (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) each earned third team honors.
York College now has 14 national Academic All-America student-athletes in school history.
Spartan head coach Stephen LoBianco was pleased to see Hartung earn more post-season hardware.
"Tim is very deserving of this accolade being a five-time All-American as a senior, as well as carrying a 3.6 GPA. Tim has always been dedicated in his athletics and academics. Him being named first team Academic All-America is a great honor not only for Tim, but the York College Cross Country and Track & Field teams."
Each year, the Capital One Academic All-America® program selects 816 distinguished student-athletes to become part of an honorary team in their respective sports -- men's football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track & field/cross-country; women's basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, track & field/cross-country; and men's and women's at-large teams that include all other NCAA championship sports.
Since 1952, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has honored more than 20,000 outstanding student-athletes with this prestigious award, which became known as the Capital One Academic All-America® in 2011. The program used to select teams from just two divisions -- the University Division, comprised of Division I schools; and the College Division, which included Division II, Division III, NAIA schools, and 2-year colleges. To better honor the diversity of collegiate talent, however, the program was expanded in 2011 to include four divisions: Division I, Division II, Division III, and the College division that includes NAIA, two-year colleges, and Canadian schools.