Lindsay Ward Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team

BOISE, Idaho Boise State gymnast Lindsay Ward has earned a spot on the 2008 CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team. The award is given out by the College Sports Information Directors Association to student-athletes who have excelled both in the classroom and in their respective sports.

Ward, a fifth-year senior from Las Vegas, earned a spot on the District 8 University Division Second Team and finished as one of 13 athletes named to that particular roster. Ten student-athletes were named to the first team and will advance to the Academic All-American ballot later this month.

Ward boasts a 3.51 grade point average in Biochemistry and is a two-time NCAA Gymnastics Championship qualifier for the Broncos.

CoSIDA selects Academic All-America teams in 12 programs: football, women's volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's track & field/cross country, women's track & field/cross country, men's at-large and women's at-large. A first team, second team and third team are selected in both the University (Division I and I-AA) and College (Division II, III and NAIA) Divisions. Football consists of just first and second teams.

At-large programs include: women's bowling, women's crew, men's and women's fencing, women's field hockey, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's rifle, men's and women's skiing, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's volleyball, men's and women's water polo and men's wrestling.

District 8 includes nominations from the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai’i, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, British Columbia and Yukon.

Each student-athlete must be a predominant athlete in their respective sport as well as hold a sophomore status academically. The student-athlete must also hold a 3.20 or higher GPA.

Student-athletes on the Academic All-District second team do not advance to the national ballot but are provided as a further opportunity for recognition.

WOMEN’S AT-LARGE UNIVERSITY HONOREES:

District 8 Winners
FIRST TEAM
Name, SCHOOL, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major

Azahara Munoz, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Jr., Malaga, Spain, 3.90, Psychology
Stephanie Bengson, LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY, Sr., Albion Park, Australia, 3.96, Psychology
Kim Bonney, UNLV, Sr., Cape Town, South Africa, 3.89, Accounting and Business Management
Kristina Baskett, UTAH, UNIVERSITY OF, Jr., Normandy Park, Wash., 3.56, Mass communication
Jen May, OREGON, UNIVERSITY OF, Sr., Davidsonville, MD, 3.96, Mathematics
Ana Agy, ARIZONA, UNIVERSITY OF, So., Park City, Utah, 3.90, Pre-business
Riza Zalameda, CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF LOS ANGELES (UCLA), Sr., Los Angeles, Calif., 3.40, Anthropology
Yuki Lamb, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, Sr., Knoxville, Tenn., 3.87, Business Administration
Kelly Steinhaus, GONZAGA UNIVERSITY, Gr., Flagstaff, AZ, 3.87, 4.00 (grad), Leadership and Administration
Margaret Doolittle, NEVADA, UNIVERSITY OF, So., Sacramento, Calif., 3.97, Supply Chain Management


SECOND TEAM
Name, SCHOOL, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major

Hannah Grady, LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY, Jr., Coventry, England, 3.89, Political Science
Lacey Nymeyer, ARIZONA, UNIVERSITY OF, Sr., Tucson, Ariz., 3.84, Physical Education
Ali Carter, NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 4.00, Elementary Education
Nicolette Teo, CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF LOS ANGELES (UCLA), Sr. , Singapore, 3.58, Anthropology
Caitlin Andrew, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Sr. San Antonio, Texas, 3.65, Biology
Chelsea Nagata, CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF AT IRVINE, Sr., Kahului, Hawaii, 3.86, Psychology & Social Behavior
Daria Bijak, UTAH, UNIVERSITY OF, So., Cologne, Germany, 3.93, Theater
Tiffany Joh, CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF LOS ANGELES (UCLA), Jr., San Diego, Calif., 3.46, Communications
Lindsay Ward, BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY, Sr., Las Vegas, Nev., 3.51, Biochemistry
Elaine Breeden, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, So., Lexington, Kentucky, 3.57, Undeclared
Elena Gantcheva, UNLV, Sr., Sofia, Bulgaria, 3.49, Hotel Administration
Becca Ur, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, Sr., Lompoc, Calif., 3.69, Biology
Dana Vollmer, CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF, Jr., Granbury, Texas, 3.39, Anthropology


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