UWF’s Amaral Named First Team Academic All-American

first_imgThe CoSIDA At-Large team consists of competitors from the sports of beach volleyball, bowling, crew/rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo. Amaral joins 14 other female student-athletes on the Division II women’s at-large team. The junior becomes the only first team honoree in UWF history and holds a 3.96 grade point average in building construction, and she is the ninth academic all-american in the university’s history. AUSTIN, Texas – UWF diver and two-time national champion Monica Amaral was named a first team CoSIDA Division II Academic All-American on Wednesday, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors Association. Amaral has twice been named an academic All-New South Intercollegiate Swimming Conference selection, has earned the NSISC Diver of the Year award as both a sophomore and a junior and was named one of the NSISC Student-Athletes of the Year in May. Amaral joins a list of seven other Argonauts to earn the honor and is the second UWF student-athlete to be named an academic all-American in the 2015-16 school year, joining volleyball’s Autumn Duyn. Previous honorees include Jens Gerlach, a member of the 1997 men’s tennis team, softball players Blake Baskin and Sandy Morgan in 2000, women’s soccer goalkeeper Courtney Jones in 2009, men’s golfer Gary Buffington in 2014, and UWF’s lone two-time honoree Fernanda Amaral in 2014 and 2015 as a member of the women’s tennis team. The honor is another in an already crowded trophy case for Amaral, as she won national championships in the 1- and 3-meter diving events at the 2016 NCAA Championships in March and was named the NCAA Diver of the Year for her efforts. Additionally, Amaral became the 16th women’s diver to sweep the boards at the Division II meet. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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