Sophie Leininger Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Posted on November 9th, 2017 by

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Soccer Teams were released Thursday and Gustavus senior midfielder Sophie Leininger (Plymouth, Minn.) was named to the 11-member District 6 Team, which features student-athletes of institutions 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.

Sophie Leininger

Leininger boasts a 3.99 GPA, majoring in political science and psychological science. Leininger started all 20 games this season as she scored two goals and helped on six others to lead the team in assists. The Wayzata product finished her career with 76 games played, six goals, and 18 assists, which ranks sixth in program history. Leininger received MIAC All-Conference honors after the 2015 Gusties won the league playoff championship and appeared in the NCAA Championships. In the classroom, Leininger has been on the Dean’s List every semester and was on the President’s Honors List last academic year. She was named the Gerhard T. Alexis Scholar last year, holding the highest GPA among the Gustavus junior class. She was also awarded the Holly M. Bunn and Gregory D. Swenson Scholarship, which is based on academics, activities, leadership, and service.

This year’s CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 Team includes just one other member of a MIAC institution – Ashley St. Aubin on Augsburg. 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.

CoSIDA Release


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