BURLINGTON, Vt. – University of Vermont senior Juergen Uhl (Muhlenbach, Germany) of the men’s Nordic ski team has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s At-Large First-Team. The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) made the announcement today.
Uhl is just the fourth Catamount in school history to be named to the Academic All-America First-Team. Senior Connor Tobin of the men’s soccer team also achieved the honor this past fall when he was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s Soccer First Team.
Uhl was one of the most accomplished Nordic skiers in UVM’s history and also earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I honors for a second straight season in 2009. Uhl was a three-time NCAA All-American and was named to the NCAA All-Academic Team all four years while maintaining a 3.81 grade point average in mechanical engineering.
Uhl capped off a brilliant career by winning the 10k classic at the 2009 NCAA Ski Championships to earn Vermont’s first individual national championship in a Nordic event since 1998. He won the race by more than 10 seconds. The Catamounts finished fifth overall at the NCAA Ski Championships.
Uhl finished his collegiate career with 10 first-place finishes and 22 top-five performances. He won three classic races as a senior and as a junior went a perfect 5-for-5 in classic races on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Circuit. Uhl was also named First-Team All-East in each of his four years and was a team captain in 2009. He was awarded the J. Edward Donnelly Award by the UVM Athletic Department as the top male senior student-athlete at the 2009 Rally Awards.
Source: UVM Athletics