Gustavus Adolphus College senior women’s hockey player Margaret Dorer and senior women’s Nordic skier Laura Edlund have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Team as released by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Dorer, a College Division Second Team selection, and Edlund, a College Division Third Team selection, are the sixth and seventh Gustavus student-athletes to be named Academic All-Americans this year.
Margaret Dorer (St. Paul, Minn./St. Anthony Village), a 2007 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team honoree and a 2006 second team CoSIDA Academic All-District V selection, was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship this year. Dorer, a two-time All-MIAC selection, was a four-year regular as a defender for the Gustavus women’s hockey team and a 2007 First Team All-America performer. Dorer scored 26 goals and registered 65 assists for 91 points in 101 games in her career. Her 65 career assists rank sixth all-time at Gustavus, while her 91 points rank ninth all-time. Dorer, a Scandinavian studies and psychology major, is the daughter of Michael and Rose Dorer of St. Paul and a 2003 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School.
Laura Edlund (Forest Lake, Minn.), the first Gustavus Academic All-American in Nordic skiing, turned in the highest finish ever by a Gustie at the NCAA Skiing Championships with an 18th place finish in the 15K Classic race. Edlund recorded the highest Central Collegiate Ski Association finish by a Gustie skier, as she finished sixth in the CCSA standings and was named to the All-CCSA Second Team. Edlund also was part of a duo (with Sarah Willis) to win the Minnesota Collegiate Championships in February. Edlund, a Social Studies teaching and history major, is the daughter of Stephen and RuthAnne Edlund of Forest Lake and a 2004 graduate of Forest Lake High School.
The Academic All-America Teams program honors male and female student-athletes annually 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. The women’s at-large program for Academic All-America includes the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, golf, gymnastics, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, tennis, and water polo.
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 his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.