Gustavus Adolphus senior women’s basketball player Jess Vadnais has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Five College Division Third Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Vadnais, a guard from Hudson, Wis., leads the MIAC in scoring at 18.3 points per game and is the reigning MIAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. She holds career marks in scoring (1,646 points), 3-pt. field goals (193), free throws (453) at Gustavus and will become the first player in Gustavus basketball history (male or female) to reach 1,000 points, 300 assists, and 200 steals.
Vadnais is the daughter of Jerry and Jeanne Hautala of Hudson and a 2004 graduate of Hudson High School.
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. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA (the College Sports Information Directors of America), a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 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.
The Gusties, who are 15-7 overall and 14-5 in the conference, will take on St. Olaf in Northfield, Minn on Saturday at 1 p.m.