USA TODAY Accepting Nominations for 2010 USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team

October 15, 2009

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ — USA TODAY is now accepting nominations for the twenty-first annual USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team. The annual program honors full-time undergraduates who not only excel academically but also extend their intellectual abilities beyond the classroom to benefit society. Students named to the USA TODAY All-USA College Academic First Team will be featured in USA TODAY in May 2010 and will receive trophies and cash awards of $2,500.

The USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team program is open to full-time undergraduates of at least junior standing at four-year institutions in the United States or its territories. Students must be nominated by their schools and be willing to be presented in USA TODAY as a representative of all outstanding students. Schools may nominate as many students as they consider appropriate candidates for this award.

Criteria include grades, academic rigor, leadership, activities and most important, the student’s essay describing his or her most outstanding intellectual endeavor done while in college. The USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team is an award honoring students for what they have accomplished as undergraduates.

Criteria for the USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team were developed in consultation with USA TODAY’s education co-sponsors: the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

For more information or to download a nomination form, log on to

https://www.all-usanomination.com (only electronic nomination forms will be accepted). All nominations must be received by 11:59 pm E.T. January 29, 2010.

USA TODAY was founded in 1982 with a mission to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its flagship newspaper and popular Web site, USA TODAY engages the national conversation and connects readers online through social media applications. USA TODAY, the nation’s top-selling newspaper with a total average daily circulation of more than 2.1 million, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper Web site which launched in 1995, reach a combined 5.8 million readers daily. The USA TODAY news and information brand also includes: USA TODAY Education, USA TODAY LIVE, USA TODAY Mobile and USA TODAY Sports Weekly. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

    For More Information:
    Heidi Zimmerman, Director/Communications of USA TODAY
    7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA 22108
    (703) 854-5304 or hzimmerman@usatoday.com


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