ROLLA, Mo. – Missouri S&T has added two more Academic All-America selections to its all-time list as swimmers Stuart Mossop (Houston, TX/James E. Taylor) and two-time national champion Tim Samuelsen (Stavanger, Norway/St. Svithun VGS) were named today to the Google Cloud Academic All-America at-large squad for the 2017-18 season.
Mossop, a first-team selection, earned his second such award and Samuelsen, who was named for the first time as a second-team choice, brings Missouri S&T's total of Academic All-America selections for the current year to seven and its all-time number to 98, the fifth-most among NCAA Division II institutions.
Mossop was the recipient of the men's Gale Bullman Award for the 2017-18 season, which is given the top senior student-athlete at MissourI S&T, following a year in which he scored for the Miners in five events at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships.
A chemical engineering major who recently earned his bachelor's degree from the university, Mossop earned third-team Academic All-America honors following the 2016-17 season and during his career with the Miners, has served as the president of Missouri S&T's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Samuelsen, who is majoring in mechanical engineering, became the first Missouri S&T student-athlete to win national championships on an individual basis in two events, as he captured the title in both the 1,000- and 1,650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division II Championships in March. The GLVC champion in the 1,650-freestyle in 2018, Samuelsen also set new school records in both of his national championship performances and also placed seventh in the 500-yard freestyle at the national meet.
With the two selections, Missouri S&T has had at least one swimmer land an Academic All-America award for the sixth consecutive year. Of the 98 awards earned by Missouri S&T student-athletes, 17 of them have been awarded to swimmers -- which is the second-most of any S&T sport behind the 24 that have been won by members of the football program.
Six swimmers were named to the first team on the 15-member Academic All-America at-large team, which consists of indivduals from sports that do not have a specific team dedicated to it. The three teams had 13 swimmers and eight student-athletes from institutions representing the GLVC as part of it.