Katie Aney Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team

Posted on May 11th, 2017 by

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Women’s At-Large Teams were released Thursday and Gustavus junior Katie Aney (Rochester, Minn.) was named to the 11-member District 6 Team, which features student-athletes from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Katie Aney

Aney boasts a 4.00 GPA majoring in biochemistry and mathematics and is a key member of the 2017 MIAC playoff champion Gustavus women’s tennis team. Aney earned MIAC All-Conference honors after posting a perfect 10-0 singles record in league play (22-3 overall) and 9-0 mark in doubles (21-5 overall). The Rochester native spent the bulk of the season at No. 5 singles where she posted a 12-2 overall record, but has since moved up to No. 4 and holds a 5-0 mark. Aney has partnered with Lilly Hartman (So., Cedar Rapids, Iowa) at No. 3 doubles where they own a 17-4 record. Katie was named a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, earned Gustavus March Female Student-Athlete of the Month, and was the MIAC Athlete of the Week on March 21.

Aney holds career records of 56-18 (23-1 MIAC) in singles play and 58-17 (23-2 MIAC) in doubles. Last season, Aney was honored with the MIAC Elite 22 Award, which recognizes the highest GPA among student-athletes participating in the conference championship.

This year’s CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 Team includes two other members from MIAC institutions – Emma Paulson of St. Thomas (swimming) and fellow Gustie Lauren Kershner (Sr., Marine, Ill.) (gymnastics).

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, where first-, second-, and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

Aney and the Gusties claimed the MIAC playoff championship last Saturday with a 5-2 win at Carleton, earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. Gustavus plays St. Norbert in the first round at noon Friday in Chicago.

CoSIDA Release

 

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