The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released the selections for their Academic All-District Teams today, and swimmers and divers got heavy representation on the lists. Between all division, 147 swimmers and divers earned the honor.
CoSIDA breaks the U.S. and Canada into 8 geographically-based districts to compile the All-District Teams. All athletes honored with first team All-District status go into consideration for the Academic All-America first, second and third teams, which are announced the first week of June.
Each school’s Sports Information Director nominates athletes, who must be a sophomore or older, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 of higher and either be a “varsity starter or key reserve.” Capital One sponsors the All-District and All-America teams.
These teams are made up of athletes from across the range of different sports. We’ve pulled out the swimmers from Division I and listed below. There are also All-District Teams for Division II, Division III and the College Division (made up of NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools).
You can find the full teams here:
Men’s Division I Winners
|Andrew Strait||William & Mary|
|Nico van Duijn||Georgia Tech|
|Phil Albu||South Dakota State|
|Jack Snow||Missouri State|
|Ivan Nechunaev||Grand Canyon|
Women’s Division I Winners
|Elise Lofgren||Saint Francis|
|Gabrielle Shishkoff||Penn State|
|Haily VandePoel||West Virginia|
|Emma Reaney||Notre Dame|
|Joelle Scheps||Bowling Green|
|Imelda Wistey||Iowa State|
|Melissa Bollig||Colorado State|
|Rachel Kennedy||Air Force|
|Darcie Anderson||San Jose State|