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.
CAPITAL ONE + COSIDA = WIN
In January 2011, Capital One partnered with the College Sports Information Directors of America to become the named sponsor of this illustrious and historic award program. A longtime supporter of excellence in collegiate athletics -- as an Official Corporate Champion of the NCAA, and sponsor of the Capital One Bowl and Capital One Mascot Challenge -- Capital One is proud to be associated with CoSIDA, and all the stellar student-athletes awarded the Capital One Academic All-America® title. To learn about Capital One and it's corporate sponsorships click here.
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.