MacNeil, Madden & Hansson Headline CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams

A total of 42 NCAA Division I swimmers and divers were named to their respective 2020-21 Academic All-District At-Large teams on Thursday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The recognition is earned by the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance both in athletic competition and in the classroom. Athletes are recognized across four divisions (NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA) across eight different districts separated geographically.

Women’s Teams

For the women, among those named were 2021 individual NCAA champions Maggie MacNeil (Michigan–District 5), Sophie Hansson (NC State–District 3), Paige Madden (Virginia–District 3) and Brooke Forde (Stanford–District 8).

MacNeil, a rising senior with the Wolverines, won the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the 2021 Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, setting a new NCAA Record in the latter, and was also the runner-up in the 50 free.

Madden, now a graduate of UVA, swept her individual events at the championships held in Greensboro back in March, winning the 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle, and adding a fourth victory in the 800 free relay as she helped lead the Cavaliers to the team title.

Hansson, who will enter her senior season at NC State this coming fall, walked away with four NCAA titles in her junior season in the women’s 100 and 200 breaststroke, and the 200 and 400 medley relays.

Hansson’s NC State teammate Kylee Alons, a rising senior, was also named, having teamed up with Hansson en route to helping the Wolfpack win both medley relays.

Forde, who, unlike Madden, has opted to use her fifth year of eligibility next season, topped the 400 IM at NCAAs, marking her fourth career title and second individually.

A total of 26 Division I female swimmers and divers were named to their respective teams.

Division I Women’s All-District At-Large Team (Swim & Dive)

*No D1 swimmers & divers were named to the District 7 team

District 1

  • Esabelle Gervasio, Marist College (Diving)

District 2

  • Emma Brinton, Duquesne
  • Hanna Everhart, Duquesne
  • Clare Flanagan, Duquesne
  • Izzy Gati, Kentucky

District 3

District 4

  • Courtney Harnish, Georgia
  • Morgan Liberto, Alabama
  • Tanesha Lucoe, Alabama (Diving)

District 5

  • Bethany Berger, Eastern Michigan (Diving)
  • Emily Bretscher, Purdue (Diving)
  • Amanda Ling, Michigan State (Diving)
  • Maggie MacNeil, Michigan
  • Sarah Watson, Akron

District 7

  • Jennae Frederick, Colorado State
  • Abigail Knapton, Nebraska – Diving
  • Ahalya Lettenberger, Rice
  • Kate Steward, Kansas
  • Kylie Stronko, U.S. Air Force Academy

District 8

  • Brooke Forde, Stanford
  • Robin Neumann, Cal
  • Alicia Wilson, Cal

You can find the full list of women named to their respective At-Large All-District teams across all four divisions here.

Men’s Teams

For the men, Louisville’s Nick Albiero was the lone individual swimming NCAA champion in 2021, having claimed the 200 butterfly in his senior season.

Rising Indiana senior Andrew Capobianco was an individual champion in the 3-meter diving event, while Cal’s now-graduated Nate Biondi won a title with his Bear teammates in the 200 free relay.

A total of 16 male swimmers and divers from Division I received the honor.

Division I Men’s All-District At-Large Team (Swim & Dive)

*No D1 swimmers & divers were named to the District 7 team

District 1

  • Murray Coueslant, Marist College
  • Maciej Danilewski, St. Bonaventure

District 2

  • Nick Albiero, Louisville
  • Michael Daly, Penn State
  • Micah Oh, U.S. Naval Academy

District 3

  • Eric Knowles, NC State
  • Noah Wilkins, Old Dominion

District 4

  • Cade Auerbach, Alabama
  • Joshua Davidson, Florida State (Diving)
  • Derek Maas, Alabama
  • Nicholas Perera, Alabama

District 5

District 6

  • Luca Pfyffer, LSU

District 8

You can find the full list of men named to their respective At-Large All-District teams across all four divisions here.

First-team Academic All-District honorees will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, and first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be announced in early August.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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