LA JOLLA, Calif. - University of California San Diego decathlete Dan Golubovic has been named to the 2015-16 Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team for NCAA Division II, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The announcement was made Thursday.
The award recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the sport and in the classroom. To be nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-America distinction, a student-athlete must play an important role on his or her team and hold a 3.30 cumulative GPA or higher. In addition, they must have reached at least sophomore athletic standing. Golubovic is an economics major at Roosevelt College with a 3.34 GPA.
This past season, Golubovic qualified for the NCAA Championships in the pole vault and decathlon. He earned All-America honors in the decathlon, placing sixth with 7116 points, and tied for 15th in the pole vault at nationals. The redshirt junior from Manhattan Beach won the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) titles in the javelin (197'6") and pole vault (15'7.25"), and placed fifth in the discus at the conference championships, scoring 24 of UCSD's 190 points as the Tritons finished second in team competition.
Golubovic joins Jaimie Bryan (women's swimming & diving), Michael Cohn (men's swimming & diving), Drew Dickinson (men's fencing), Adam Klie (men's basketball), Courtney Miller (women's water polo), Farrah Shokoor (women's basketball), Kuba Waligorski (men's soccer), Dari Watkins (women's swimming & diving) and Justin Zhang (men's tennis) as Academic All-Americans, bringing UC San Diego's final 2015-16 total to 10. It marks the department's most ever in a single school year, having previously surpassed the eight from 2012-13. This is also its fifth straight year with four or more Academic All-Americans. UCSD now has 71 all-time Academic All-Americans.