May 12, 2016
Max de Vroome, Michael Domagala and Mihajlo Milicevic are a step closer to Academic All-American status.
Three USC men representing three different sports have been selected to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team for District 8, acknowledged for their standout success in their sport and in the classroom. All three are business administration majors at USC with stellar GPAs and athletic honors — tennis senior Max De Vroome holds a 3.54 GPA; swimming junior Michael Domagala holds a 3.67 GPA; and water polo sophomore Mihajlo Milicevic has a 3.77 GPA.
Now with his first career selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team, Max De Vroome actually secured his place in USC history as a sophomore. In the 2014 NCAA Team Championship match, it was de Vroome’s heroic singles victory that clinched the Trojans’ five national championship in a six-year span. What’s more, that title stands as the university’s 100th all-time NCAA team championship. Now a senior captain for the Trojans, de Vroome has risen to his highest career singles ranking, having cracked the nation’s top-20 at #18 in the land while also stepping into the No. 1 singles spot for his team. A two-time All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention recipient on his way into his senior season, de Vroome also has a claim on the 2013 ITA Southwest Regional Doubles Championship and was picked to the 2014 ITA National Team Indoor Championship All-Tournament Team as well as the 2014 NCAA All-Tournament Team. But de Vroome has done far more than impress on the tennis courts. Academically, de Vroome has shined throughout his four years as a Trojan. He earned high honors last season as a 2015 ITA Scholar-Athlete, and this year has garnered even more academic accolades as a 2016 Pac-12 Post-Graduate Scholarship recipient and a 2016 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Medal winner. His powerful GPA and ambition as a business administration major has helped de Vroome consistently collect Pac-12 All-Academic honors while standing out with the top GPA on his team. De Vroome also was recently named the ITA Southwest Region’s Senior Player of the Year.
Also a first-time pick to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team, Michael Domagala earned his second consecutive Pac-12 All-Academic first team honor in April. He was a two-time 2016 Pac-12 Championships finalist in the 200y free and the 200y IM, finishing fifth and eighth, respectively, while helping the Trojans finish second at the conference meet. At the 2016 NCAA Championships, he swam on USC’s ninth-place 800y free relay. As a 2015 sophomore, Domagala swam on USC’s NCAA- and Pac-12-title-winning 800y free relay and helped the Trojans win the 2015 conference crown.
USC’s third new honoree on the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team, Mihajlo Milicevic is a two-time All-American and was the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award at the 2015 NCAA Championships in December. Also a two-time ACWPC All-Academic honoree, Milicevic was an MPSF Scholar-Athlete this past season as well. In his sophomore season for the NCAA-finalist Trojan water polo squad, Milicevic scored 19 goals while standing out as a defensive force for USC once again. He was named to the NCAA All-Tournament First Team this season as an upgrade from last year’s pick to the Second Team. Milicevic scored in 17 games with a pair of two-goal outings.
The 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Men’s At-Large Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts
across the United States and Canada. This is the fifth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2015-16 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.
First-team Academic All-DistrictTM honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third- team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
For more information about the Academic All-DistrictTM and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.