The Monmouth College women’s lacrosse team had four student-athletes named to the At-Large Division III Academic All-District team by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) on Tuesday. Each student-athlete honored will advance to the CSC Academic All-America ballot for Division III in June.
Among the sports considered for At-Large selections for are beach volleyball, bowling, crew/rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, water polo and wrestling. Monmouth’s four selections came from women’s lacrosse. AJ Furness (Grinnell, Iowa), MacKenzie Holmes (Clive, Iowa), Elizabeth Schmidt (Waverly, Iowa) and Lea Selquist (Peru, Illinois) earned the honors on Tuesday. Schmidt was also Academic All-District in the fall with the Monmouth women’s soccer team.
To qualify for CSC Academic All-District, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA and participate in at least 50% of their teams games. Student-athletes are nominated by their own institution’s Sports Information Director and the awards are voted on by CSC members.
All four Scots student-athletes will be on the All-America ballot with first-, second- and third-team honorees announced in June. The last time a Monmouth student-athlete was named a CSC/CoSIDA Academic All-American football player Matt Barnes in 2016. The Scots have had nine All-American honorees since 1983.
Monmouth had 10 All-District selections in the fall season, four in the winter and 12 so far this spring. The track and field winners are announced May 30.
***Story and photo courtesy of Monmouth College athletic department***