Several colleges dropped news releases today about their athletes being named to the Capital One Academic All-America Team (name is trademarked). That’s why UConn’s Maya Moore got so much press.
But the list of winners was released THREE weeks ago. Why did it take so long to leak? Maybe because the list is so long. There are eight districts representing the areas of the country. Each district has both a University division and a College division, and within each of those categories are a first, second and third team.
That’s a lot of athletes who are getting it done in the classroom. Big, big ups to them – that’s what it’s all about. And no disrespect to Moore, but there are plenty of other athletes who are also deserving of a news release about them.
Check out all the 4.0 and above ballers:
Aimee Kellicut, Potsdam State
Kristen Kush, William Smith
Tori Hansen, West Liberty State
Lindsey Kentner, Charleston
Brittany Sedlock, Saint Vincent
Ali Tobias, Charleston
Katie White, Coastal Carolina
Kelly Ellison, Shorter
Maggie Hennegan, Bowling Green State
Julie Janish, Davenport
Chelsea Tolliver, Thomas More
Allison Long, Thomas More
Joanna Snyder, Ohio Northern
Kelsie Cooley, Indiana State
Chelsea Jones, Purdue
Laura Kramer, Southwest Minnesota State
Katie Wolf, Winona State
Amanda Best, New Mexico
Lauren Taylor, New Mexico
Katy Clift, Oklahoma Christian
Whitney Wehmeyer, Lubbock Christian
Lacey Boshe, Missouri State
Jacqui Kalin, Northern Iowa
Ashley Eide, South Dakota State
Mikayla Barondeau, Northern State
Jennifer Jorgensen, Grand View
Danielle Ballard, Grand View
Dani Hoover, Washington MO
Jessica Vargas, Loyola Marymount
Rebecca Dew, Hawaii
There are some interesting majors on the list, too. But I have to give it up to Blanche Alverson of Auburn, Sharwil Bell of Rhodes and JuliAnne Chisholm of Kansas State for making the academic team with pre-med studies – that’s amazing.
Congrats to all the academic all-Americans.