NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District™ Women's At-Large Team has been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Representing the Iona College women's lacrosse program on the District 1 First Team is junior Gabriella Di Domizio.
The 2016 MAAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Di Domizio earned a spot on the All-Academic team with a 4.00 GPA as a chemistry major. The junior was one of three individuals on the District I team to post perfect GPAs, along with Angie King of the Quinnipiac field hockey program and Hofstra field hockey senior Stella Schoen.
The Academic All-District™ teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the sixth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2016-17 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.
First-team Academic All-District™ honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and thirdteam All-America® honorees will be selected later this month.
For more information about the Academic All-District™ and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.