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.
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.