Two Luther College athletes were named to the Capital One Academic All-America Team.
Andrew Peter, a 2010 graduate of Decorah High School, was named to the Division III Men’s At-Large team as a third-team selection.
Clare Slagel, a 2012 graduate of Dubuque Hempstead High School, was named a Division III Women’s At-Large Team first-team selection.

About Peter
The 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Men’s At-Large Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs in 2011.
Sports that comprise the men’s at-large team include fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Peter was selected from a pool of first-team all-district honorees from eight regions. This year’s Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Men’s At-Large Team consists of 15 first-team, 15 second-team and 15 third-team honorees, for a total of 45 student-athletes chosen for this outstanding honor.
During the 2013-14 campaign, Peter posted a stroke average of 74.2 while playing 22 rounds for the Norse. He earned all-Iowa Conference honors for a second time, placing 10th at the 2014 Iowa Conference Tournament. Last year, he was the Iowa Conference Tournament medalist, was named league MVP and was also named a 2013 Division III Third Team Ping All-American. Twice he has been named Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division III Ping All-Central Region during his career, and earlier this year, he was also named a Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.
Peter, who graduated from Luther in May, was a political science major who accumulated a grade point average of 3.97. He is the son of Tim and Sandra Peter.

About Slagel
The 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Women’s At-Large Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs in 2011.
Sports that comprise the women’s at-large team include bowling, crew, fencing, golf, gymnastics, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.
Slagel was selected from a pool of first-team all-district honorees from eight regions. This year’s Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Women’s At-Large Team consists of 15 first-team, 15 second-team and 15 third-team honorees, for a total of 45 student-athletes chosen for this outstanding honor.
During the 2014 campaign, Slagle etched her name in Luther history, becoming the first national swimming champion in school history. At the 2014 NCAA III National Swimming & Diving Championships, she captured the national title in the 200 backstroke. She also placed third in the 100 backstroke and swam the anchor leg of Luther’s 200 medley relay that earned All-American honors by placing seventh. Combined with her All-American honors in both the 100 and 200 backstroke last year, she is already a five-time All-American.
Slagle is a biology major who has a grade point average of 3.85. She is the daughter of Daniel and Karen Slagel of Dubuque.