CoSIDA Announces D3 Academic All-American Honorees

On Tuesday, CoSIDA announced the D3 Academic All-American list, giving swimmers an impressive showing.

The Academic All-American of the Year award always goes to one man and one woman, and this year Margaret Guo of MIT took the honor for the women. Guo is a senior swimmer and an electrical engineering and computer science major. On the men’s side, senior fencer Glenn Balbus of Johns Hopkins won the prestigious award.

This year, the swimmers dominated the list of Academic All-Ameircans with 32 students earning the honor. Tennis represents the second most amount of athletes at  14, followed by wrestling at 7. In all divisions, the swimmers have the highest population on the list, but in D3 the gap is more noticeable, with swimmers representing more than double the amount of athletes as the second most popular sport does.

On the First Team list for the women, swimmers compile more than half of the honorees. Of those, all are multiple-time honorees except for Emma Paulson of St. Tomas who earned a 3.72 in Accounting. Second Team Academic All-Americans include first time honorees Emily Reale of Messiah who earned a perfect GPA of 4.0 in biochemistry, and Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe of Emory, earning a 3.88 in finance/political science.

On the men’s side, swimming also has a strong showing on the First Team list with championship D3 swimmers like Jack Lindell and Trevor Manz. Lindell, who is a junior at Dennison, earned a 3.45 GPA in biology. Manz, who swims for Kenyon, earned a 3.99 GPA in biochemistry. Manz is returning to the list, but this is Lindell’s first time being honored.

Out of the three swimmers who made the Third Team, all are first timers on the list. Hayes Burdette-Sapp of Emory and Tommy Thetford of Washington and Lee are among these three. Sapp is a junior who maintained a 3.61 GPA in physics/buiness, and Thetford a sophomore who held a GPA of 3.81 in mathematics.

The full list of honorees can be viewed below:

Women’s Honorees

Name School Yr. Hometown Sport GPA Major
Elizabeth Aronoff ($) Emory Sr. Shaker Heights, Ohio Swimming 3.92 Neuroscience & behavioral biology
Campbell Costley (2) Denison Jr. Glencoe, Ill. Swimming 3.95 English
Brooke Donnelly Washington & Lee Jr. Kennesaw, Ga. Tennis 4 Accounting & business admin.
Margaret Guo (1) MIT Sr. San Diego, Calif. Swimming 4 Electrical eng. & computer sci.
Haley Kane Mary Washington Sr. Fredericksburg, Va. Field Hockey 4 Psychology
Lindsey Liles Sewanee Sr. Little Rock, Ark. Tennis 4.06 Biology/English
Kirsten Nitz (+) Wheaton (Ill.) Sr. Frankfort, Ky. Swimming 3.59 French/applied health science
Emma Paulson St. Thomas (Minn.) Jr. Wayzata, Minn. Swimming 3.72 Accounting
Cathleen Pruden (@) Mount Holyoke Sr. Raleigh, N.C. Swimming 3.97 Psychology & education
Amy Sebastian (3) Coe Sr. Mundelein, Ill. Tennis 4 Mathematics/Spanish
Clare Slagel (!) Luther Sr. Dubuque, Iowa Swimming 3.92 Biology
Haley Townsend (!) Kenyon Sr. Greenwood, Ind. Swimming 3.95 International studies
Megan Wallenhorst (2) Salisbury Sr. Ellicott City, Md. Lacrosse 4 Business accounting
Christine Wright (2) Clarkson Sr. Watertown, N.Y. Lacrosse 4 Electrical engineering
Sarah Wright (2) MIT Sr. Christchurch, New Zealand Rifle 4 Biological engineering
Erika Allen Augsburg Sr. Roseville, Minn. Ice Hockey 4 Exercise science
Bridget Balisy (1) SUNY Plattsburgh Sr. Brampton, Ontario Ice Hockey 3.9 Business admin. & accounting
Rebecca Gullett Benedictine Jr. Lockport, Ill. Lacrosse 4 Mathematics/computer science
Rebecca Hamel Moravian Sr. Whitehall, Pa. Field Hockey 4 Physics/mathematics
Kimberly Kahnweiler Bowdoin Sr. Winnetka, Ill. Field Hockey 3.79 Economics
Carolyn Kane Denison Jr. Deephaven, Minn. Swimming 3.57 Economics/communication
Hannah Lee Wisconsin-Whitewater Sr. Clarksville, Tenn. Gymnastics 3.95 English/Spanish
Camille Leonard SUNY Plattsburgh Jr. Oakville, Ontario Ice Hockey 3.88 Social work
Kristalyn McAfee (3) Washington (Mo.) Sr. Fort Worth, Texas Swimming 3.7 Chemical engineering
Lauren Miller Rose-Hulman Sr. Highland, Ill. Tennis 4 Biomedical eng./biochem & molecular bio.
Emily Reale Messiah Jr. Mt. Joy, Pa. Swimming 4 Biochemistry
Marissa Robinson Kean Sr. Bear, Del. Field Hockey 3.96 Special education/psychology
Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe Emory Jr. Nacogdoches, Texas Swimming 3.88 Finance/political science
Maddy Scozzie (1) SUNY Cortland Sr. Ashburn, Va. Gymnastics 3.93 Childhood education
Giovanna Senese (2) SUNY Plattsburgh Sr. Huntley, Ill. Ice Hockey 3.98 Mathematics/physics
Sofia Vega (3) Texas Lutheran Sr. Corpus Christi, Texas Tennis 3.87 Biology (pre-veterinary science)
Dani Ackerman SUNY New Paltz Sr. Nesconset, N.Y. Field Hockey 3.87 Communication disorders
Rachel Bombardier Castleton Sr. Pittsford, Vt. Ice Hockey/Lax. 3.99 Exercise science
Geneva Calder William Smith Sr. Toronto, Ontario Lacrosse 3.99 International relations & public policy
Amy Enright Wisconsin-La Crosse So. Lake Elmo, Minn. Gymnastics 4 Microbiology
Martha Griffin Trinity (Conn.) Sr. Exeter, N.H. Lacrosse 3.38 Neuroscience
Abby Jank Grove City Jr. Worthington, Ohio Swim./Water Polo 3.87 Elementary education
Brigette Lee (3) Trinity (Texas) Sr. Shavano Park, Texas Golf 3.98 Biochemistry & molecular biology
Shanny Lin Rensselaer Polytechnic So. El Paso, Texas Swimming 3.91 Electrical engineering
Leah Lupu Olivet Sr. Ovid, Mich. Swimming 4 Insurance & risk management
Cara Machlin St. Mary’s (Md.) Sr. Rockville, Md. Swimming 4 Mathematics
Kelsey Millward Connecticut College Sr. Baie-D’Urfe, Québec Water Polo 3.93 International relations/history
Caroline Ordian Redlands So. Palm Desert, Calif. Golf 3.76 Business administration
Hope Shevchuk Worcester Polytechnic Jr. Burlington, Conn. Field Hockey 4 Chemical engineering (pre-med)
Natalie Snyder Rochester Inst. of Tech. Sr. Rockville, Md. Swimming 3.88 Biomedical sciences

Men’s Honorees

Name School Yr. Hometown Sport GPA Major
Glenn Balbus (1) Johns Hopkins Sr. New Fairfield, Conn. Fencing 4 Mechanical engineering
Brad Brooks (@) McDaniel Sr. Newark, Del. Swimming 4 Exercise science
Matthew Conrad (3) Rose-Hulman Sr. Anderson, Ind. Tennis 4 Chemical engineering
Erik Cooper St. Norbert Sr. Anchorage, Alaska Ice Hockey 3.73 Accounting
Reed Dalton (3) Washington (Mo.) Sr. Kingwood, Texas Swimming 3.5 Systems science & engineering
Andrew Greenhalgh (2) Johns Hopkins Jr. Kensington, Md. Swimming 3.68 Molecular & cellular biology
Matthew Heinrich ($) Stevens Tech Sr. Hendersonville, Tenn. Tennis 4 Mechanical engineering
Michael Holt (#) Washington & Lee Sr. Henrico, Va. Tennis 4 Mathematics
CJ Krimbill Case Western Reserve Sr. Scottsdale, Ariz. Tennis 3.93 Chemical engineering
Riley Lefever Wabash Jr. Fort Wayne, Ind. Wrestling 3.45 English
Jack Lindell Denison Jr. Edina, Minn. Swimming 3.45 Biology
Trevor Manz (2) Kenyon Jr. Eau Claire, Wis. Swimming 3.99 Biochemistry
Orion Martin Rose-Hulman Sr. Dublin, Ohio Swimming 3.88 Physics/computer science
Nicholas Willison Washington & Jefferson Jr. Rockford, Mich. Swim./Water Polo 3.99 Chemistry
Jon Zirna (1) Springfield (Mass.) Sr. East Amherst, N.Y. Gymnastics 3.89 Physician assistant
Abhishek Alla (%) Carnegie Mellon Sr. Hyderabad, India Tennis 3.83 Civil & environmental engineering
Christopher Bradley (3) Caltech Jr. Half Moon Bay, Calif. Water Polo 3.8 Mechanical engineering
Brandon Conrad Lycoming So. Bloomsburg, Pa. Wrestling 3.95 Chemistry
Daniel Del Gallo Southern Maine Jr. Gardiner, Maine Wrestling 3.95 Philosophy/sociology
Mack Farley Saint John’s (Minn.) Jr. Lakeville, Minn. Golf 4 Accounting/economics
Timothy Ferriter Stevens Tech Sr. Rochester, N.Y. Volleyball 3.64 Mechanical engineering
Jesse Gunter Baldwin Wallace Sr. Akron, Ohio Wrestling 3.45 Business admin (UG)/Accounting (G)
Nathan Hughes Worcester Polytechnic Sr. Arlington, Va. Swimming 3.95 Robotics engineering & computer sci.
James Jackson (3) Rensselaer Polytechnic Sr. Belfast, Maine Golf 3.93 Biomedical engineering
Daryl Neubieser MIT Sr. Saratoga, Calif. Swimming 3.92 Computer science
Mason Pulde Tufts Jr. Lexington, Mass. Ice Hockey 3.97 Economics
Andrew Rich Denison Sr. McMurray, Pa. Swimming 3.62 Chemistry
Brett Stoughton Calvin Jr. Centerville, Ind. Swimming 4 Business finance
Jake Tamposi (#) Williams Sr. Hernando Beach, Fla. Swimming 3.96 Economics
Drew Van Anrooy Luther Sr. Roseburg, Ore. Wrestling 3.4 Biology
Jason Wesseling Denison So. Hudsonville, Mich. Swimming 3.97 English/political science
Brady Anderson Coe So. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tennis 3.94 Economics
Hayes Burdette-Sapp Emory Jr. Decatur, Ga. Swimming 3.61 Physics/business
Lance Evans Wartburg So. Solon, Iowa Wrestling 3.77 Pre-veterinary
Doug Ganim Baldwin Wallace Sr. Westerville, Ohio Tennis 3.83 Finance
Daniel Goldstein Grinnell Sr. Ann Arbor, Mich. Swimming 3.86 Computer science/mathematics
Zach Hall Gordon (Mass.) Sr. Sugar Land, Texas Tennis 3.94 Mathematics/economics
Tanner Landry Texas-Dallas Sr. The Hills, Texas Golf 4 Finance
James Lasher Allegheny Sr. Edinboro, Pa. Golf 3.68 German/managerial economics
Michael Mertz Adrian Sr. Farmington, Mich. Tennis 3.97 Biology
Braeden Ostepchuk Norwich So. Lethbridge, Alberta Ice Hockey 4 Mechanical engineering
Ben Swarr Messiah So. East Earl, Pa. Wrestling 3.66 English
Tommy Thetford Washington & Lee So. Birmingham, Ala. Swimming 3.81 Mathematics
Daniel Tripicchio Saint John’s (Minn.) Jr. Hudson, Wis. Ice Hockey 4 Accounting
Kevin Yee Johns Hopkins Sr. Orinda, Calif. Water Polo 3.61 Electrical & computer engineering

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Aaron Schwartz Aaron Schwartz has been swimming since age 10 at CCAT Club Team. Although he's dabbled with many events, he prides himself as being a sprint breastroker and freestyler. He has always been interested in technology, and wants to attend the Goizueta Business School At Emory University. At Emory, Aaron …

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