Gustavus women’s soccer player Alison Dittmer, a defender from Plymouth, Minn., has been honored as a First Team selection on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team. Dittmer maintains a 3.5 gpa with majors in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Dittmer, a three-year starter for the Gusties, was a key contributor on a Gustavus defensive unit that allowed 11 goals in 11 games and ranked sixth in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in goals against average at 0.96 goals per game. Dittmer, an outside defender, has started 53 of 54 games for the Gusties in her three-year career.
Gustavus finished the season with a mark of 7-8-2 overall and 4-5-2 in the MIAC.
The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team is part of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program, administered by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The Academic All-America program annually honors over 1600 student-athletes who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom.
Top student-athletes from non-Division I programs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ontario and Manitoba are eligible for inclusion on the district team. To be eligible, 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 standings at her current institution and be nominated by her sports information director.
First-team Academic All-District members advance to the Academic All-America ballot, voted on by a committee of CoSIDA members. The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America women’s soccer team will be announced on Tuesday, November 18.