Broncos Land 3 To All-District Team
May 12, 2016

  • CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams

    BOISE, Idaho – Three Boise State women’s student-athletes were named to the CoSIDA Academic Women’s At-Large All-District 7 Team, the organization announced Thursday. Brittany Aoyama and Sam Wicks from Boise State women’s swimming and diving, and Genevieve Ling of the Bronco women’s golf team were among the 12 District 7 selections.

    The women’s “At-Large” category encompasses the sports of beach volleyball, bowling, rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.

    Each institution may nominate three men and women for the men’s and women’s at-large teams. Boise State was the only school in District 7 to have all three of its women’s student-athletes to the all-district team. Boise State was one of just four institutions to have three women’s student-athletes make their respective all-district team, along with Brown (District 1), the U.S. Naval Academy (District 2) and Minnesota (District 4).

    To be eligible for selection, nominees must own a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average, have completed at least one year at their respective current institution and be a starter or significant contributor who has competed in at least half of their team’s competitions.

    Aoyama, Wicks and Ling will now advance to the national ballot for the Academic Women’s At-Large All-America Team, which is scheduled to be announced June 9.

    Wicks, a senior health science major and owner of a 3.94 cumulative grade-point average, earned a spot on the all-district team for the second-straight year. The Anchorage, Alaska native put together a banner year in the pool in 2015-16, taking home five Mountain West event titles (100 back, 200 IM, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR) as well as being named Mountain West Swimmer of the Year and earning the Mountain West Swimming and Diving Senior Award for her combined athletic and academic excellence.

    She is also a three-time Academic All-Mountain West selection as well as a three-time recipient of the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award.

    Aoyama makes her first appearance on the all-district team, becoming the third Boise State swimmer to earn such an honor (Wicks in 2015-16, Amanda Burnett in 2012). In 2015-16 Aoyama captured five Mountain West event titles (100 fly, 200 FR, 400 FR, 800 FR, 20 MR) and earned seven All-Mountain West honors. She was twice named Mountain West Swimmer of the Week and became Boise State’s first national swimmer of the week, being recognized by on Nov. 3.

    In the classroom, Aoyama, a Stockton, Calif., native, is majoring in health science and owns a 3.96 GPA. She has twice earned Academic All-Mountain West honors as well as the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award.

    Ling, a junior from Selangor, Malaysia, boasts a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while majoring in communications. She averaged 74.79 through 10 tournaments this season, the fourth-lowest scoring average in school history. This past year Ling became just the second women’s golfer in school history – and the first since 2000 – to earn an invitation to the NCAA Regional Championships.

    Ling has been named Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar, Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and Spring Academic All-Mountain West each of the last two seasons.

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