Katie Aney Named CoSIDA Academic All-America

Posted on June 6th, 2017 by

AUSTIN, Texas – The 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America At-Large Teams were released Tuesday and Gustavus women’s tennis junior Katie Aney (Rochester, Minn.) was named to the 17-member Second Team, which features student-athletes who participated in fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, swimming, tennis, and water polo. Aney is one of five tennis players on the first, second, and third teams. The CoSIDA Academic All-America 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, making her one of 12 women’s Academic All-Americans with a perfect 4.00. She is majoring in biochemistry and mathematics and was a key member of the 2017 MIAC playoff champion and NCAA regional championship participant Gustavus women’s tennis team. Aney earned MIAC All-Conference honors after posting a perfect 10-0 singles record in league play (24-3 overall) and 9-0 mark in doubles (24-5 overall). The Rochester native spent the bulk of the season at No. 5 singles where she posted a 12-2 overall record, but moved up to No. 4 and held a 7-0 mark. Aney partnered with Lilly Hartman (So., Cedar Rapids, Iowa) at No. 3 doubles where they owned a 20-4 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 58-18 (23-1 MIAC) in singles play and 61-17 (23-2 MIAC) in doubles. She was also honored with the MIAC Elite 22 Award, which recognizes the highest GPA among student-athletes participating in the conference championship.

Aney becomes the 107th Gustavus student-athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America distinction, which ranks 11th among Division III institutions and first in the MIAC. Head baseball coach Brad Baker ’80 earned the College’s first Academic All-America award in 1979.

CoSIDA Release

 

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