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Packer Named to Academic All-District At-Large Team Again

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Senior Eric Packer     By Gil Talbot
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HANOVER, N.H. — For the second straight year, Dartmouth skier Eric Packer (Anchorage, Alaska) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District I At-Large Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

One of just three Ivy Leaguers to earn a spot on one of the all-district teams, Packer was a member of the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Third Team last year. The senior did not disappoint in his final campaign for the Big Green, earning All-America honors in both races at the NCAA Championships held in Bozeman, Mont. He placed fourth in the 20K Classic to make the first team, and finished eighth in the 10K Freestyle for a slot on the second team.

Packer, a member of the All-EISA First Team, also competed in the U23 World Championships in Turkey at the end of February, just before the NCAA Championships. In the classroom, he is an engineering major with a stellar 3.86 grade point average.

The men’s at-large team consists of athletes from the following sports: fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. Packer now goes on the national ballot with the other selections from the eight districts for Academic All-America honors, which will be announced on June 7.