June 14, 2022

Bastian Captures Academic All-America for At-Large Sports

Tallahassee, Fla.  – Izaak Bastian was named to the 2021-22 Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Second Team on Tuesday. Bastian was selected after earning an All-District nod last month.

The award is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in competition and in the classroom.

“What a way for Izaak to end his career here at Florida State,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “He has earned almost every possible academic honor and he is going to move on and do great things with his career. We are so proud of him and grateful for everything he’s done for our program.”

Among the 11 sports represented on the three at-large teams in NCAA Division I, Bastian was one of 11 student-athletes selected from swimming and diving. He was just one of three swimmers chosen from the ACC.

Bastian brings homes the sixth Academic All-America honor for FSU Swimming and Diving joining Molly Carlson (2020 – Third Team), Ayla Bonniwell (2020 – Third Team; 2019 – Third Team), and Dylan Grisell (2017 – Second Team, 2016 – Second Team).

Bastian graduated in April with a 3.90 GPA, earning his bachelor’s degree. He was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the fourth time in his career. He was also awarded the ACC Postgraduate Scholarship, as he plans to continue his studies in athletic training.  He has also been named a CSCAA Scholar All-American three times.

In his senior season, Bastian helped the Noles set the school record in the 200 medley relay, helping the team win bronze at the 2022 ACC Championships. He went on to compete in the medley relays at the NCAA Championships and was named the Coaches’ Award winner at the end of the season banquet.

Bastian is a three-time FSU record holder, including owning the marks in the 100 breast (51.84) and 200 breast (1:53.81). He is a five-time ACC medalist, two-time All-American, and two-time honorable mention.

Prior to the season, Bastian represented the Bahamas at the 2020 Olympic Games as a three-time national record holder. He also served his senior season as a team captain.

Bastian is preparing for the 19th FINA World Championships, where he will represent his country starting on June 18, in Budapest, Hungary

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