May 19, 2011
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MADISON, Wis. -- Sophomore Becca Ruegsegger (Lakewood, Colo.) and junior Carolyne Prevost (Sarnia, Ontario) have earned Capital One Academic All-District honors, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday. The award marks the first of its kind for both Ruegsegger and Prevost.
The 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District Men's and Women's At-Large (Sports) Teams were selected by CoSIDA, recognizing the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance athletically and in the classroom.
Ruegsegger, an African Languages and Literature major, was named to the Academic All-District 5 First Team. Earlier this season, the Lakewood, Colo., native was honored as the NCAA Elite 88 Award recipient at the 2011 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four; the award honors the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships.
Prevost was also honored with Capital One Academic All-District honors. The junior is studying Kinesiology and joined UW swimmer Maggie Meyer (White Bear Lake, Minn.) on the Academic All-District 5 Second Team.
In receiving first-team honors, Ruegsegger is now eligible for the national Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
To be eligible for academic all-district honors, student-athletes must be at least sophomores (academically and athletically) and have a GPA of at least 3.30. Transfers must have completed at least one academic year at their institution.
The 25 sports included in the at-large category for the Capital One Academic All-America program are 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.