Hellberg-Jonsen Receives Academic All-America Honors

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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June 27, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss senior Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® women's track and field/cross country second team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

One of the Rebels' top female athletes on the track, Hellberg-Jonsen has also been an exceptional student over her four-year career in Oxford. The Johanneshov, Sweden native boasts a perfect 4.0 grade point average as a marketing & corporate relations major expecting to graduate in May 2014. She was a 2011 Captial One Academic All-District honoree, a two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic selection and a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member.

As an athlete, Hellberg-Jonsen finished her career as the fourth-best 400-meter hurdler in school history (58.99) and sixth-best indoor 800-meter runner (2:10.07). She was also a member of 4x400-meter relay units that rank second, third and sixth outdoors and second, third, fifth, sixth and ninth indoors in school history. She was an honorable mention Outdoor All-American when she participated in the 4x400 relay at the 2011 NCAA Championships.

"This is a very deserving award for a very deserving young lady," said Ole Miss head coach Brian O'Neal. "Sofia works extremely hard on and off the track, and she's a great role model for not only our team and community, but for all the ladies that aspire to be collegiate athletes."

She extended her track career this summer when she was a member of Team Sweden at the 2013 European Team Championships in Dublin, Ireland. She competed in the 400-meter hurdles and helped the Swedish 4x400 relay place seventh.

Hellberg-Jonsen is the fifth Academic All-American in Ole Miss Track & Field/Cross Country history, joining Calvin Thigpen (1997, 1998, 1999), Barnabas Kirui (2007, 2011), Lee Ellis Moore (2009, 2010, 2011) and Sofie Persson (2011).

See the complete Academic All-America teams for men's and women's track and field/cross country here.

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., and ING Bank, fsb, had $216.5 billion in deposits and $294.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of March 31, 2012. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One and ING Direct offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN's Capital One Bowl Week. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot team, Capital One Academic All-America® Program, and supports all 89 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.

About the Academic All-America® Program

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 18,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.

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