June 10, 2008

Gannon University's Paul Musille Named to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Third Team

ERIE, Pa. -- Gannon’s University's Paul Musille (Canton, Ohio/Glen Oak) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America at-large third team released Tuesday afternoon. The at-large teams consist of all sports with the exception of football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball and cross country/track & field.

Musille, a two-sport athlete who participated in water polo and swimming, received his first career academic all-district honor when he was named to the first team in late May. The senior capped his collegiate career with a bang, becoming the second male swimmer in school history to qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championships. He qualified in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, and 200-freestyle. At the national championships, Musille broke school records in the 50-freestyle (20.87) and 200-freestyle (1:41.35). He also owns the school record in the 100-freestyle (45.85) while being part of relay teams that hold school records in the 200-yard freestyle (1:23.88), the 400-yard freestyle (3:06.20), the 200-yard medley (1:33.70), and the 400-yard medley (3:29.55).

The Canton, Ohio native was just as good as a water polo player. Musille recorded 44 goals, 19 assists, 16 steals, 52 earned kickouts, and 23 sprintoffs in 2007. He ranks second all-time at Gannon in sprintoffs (60), fifth in goals (106), and seventh in steals (126).

In the classroom, Musille has a 3.75 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in Biotechnology. He is also a member of the GLIAC All-Academic team.

The 2008 Academic All-America at-large teams were selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To be nominated for the Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and a starter or significant reserve on his team.

The complete 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large teams can be found at http://www.cosida.com/documents/2008/6/10/2008_mens_atlarge.pdf.


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