Cuppini, Palmer Honored On Academic All-District Volleyball Teams
The Northern Athletics Conference was represented by a pair of student-athletes on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District teams for women's volleyball, announced by the Colleges Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
NCAA Division III Academic All-District First Team Honorees:
Candice Cuppini, Benedictine, Jr., Bloomington, Ill., 3.83 in Pre-med
Mallory Palmer, Edgewood, Sr., Poynette, Wis., 3.80 in Political Science
To be eligible for Academic All-District honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.