WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. -- Williams College junior swimmer Jamie Lovette (Ithaca, NY) has been named to the 2019-20 Academic All-District 1 At-Large First Team in a vote by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Athletes competing the sports of men's and women's golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, swimming and diving, tennis, and water polo, men's volleyball and wrestling; women's beach volleyball, bowling, field hockey, and rowing; and the coeducational sports of fencing, rifle, and skiing are eligible for at-large Academic All-America At-Large recognition
An Academic At-Large honor is more difficult to achieve as the athlete in this category is competing against all of the athletes in his/her sport by gender and all of the other teams listed above.
By virtue of his First Team All-District 1 recognition Lovette will now advance to the national ballot and be considered for Academic All-America honors.
A computer science and mathematics major, Lovette has also worked in the Eph Sports Information Office. He is a three-time College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American and he has earned Academic All-NESCAC honors twice, which is the maximum a junior can be honored as first years are not eligible for Academic All-NESCAC recognition
Sixteen times Lovette has earned All-America honors in either individual or relay events and this winter he led the Ephs claiming seven All-America honors.
He holds the NESCAC Record in the 200 Freestyle – 1:37.82 – and he has captured six NESCAC titles; winning the 500 freestyle three times, the 200 freestyle twice and the 1650 freestyle once.
Fifteen times Lovette has earned All-NESCAC honors with eight honors in individual events and seven as a member of an Eph relay.
In 2018 Lovette was named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year and he was a member of the 2019 Eph 800 freestyle relay that posted a NESCAC record time of 6:34.03.