Katie Aney Earns Second Consecutive CoSIDA Academic All-America Award Posted on June 12th, 2018 by

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Teams released today and Gustavus senior Katie Aney (Rochester, Minn.) is named to the 15-member First Team, which features student-athletes who participated in field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, swimming, and tennis. Aney, who makes her second consecutive appearance on the Academic All-America Team after earning Second Team honors last year, is one of seven 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 graduated with a 3.96 GPA in biochemistry and mathematics and was a key member of the 2018 MIAC regular season and playoff champion Gustavus women’s tennis team. At the end of the conference season, Aney earned her second consecutive spot on both the All-MIAC singles and doubles team, going unbeaten in singles at 10-0 and was 8-2 in doubles. Primarily playing at the No. 2 and No. 3 singles positions, Aney closed out the regular season with 14 consecutive singles victories and was named Gustavus Athlete of the Month in April. She was also selected as the MIAC Athlete of the Week April 10 while going 3-0 at the Midwest Invite April 6-7, highlighted by earning the team’s sole point against the University of Chicago, winning 6-0, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.

The Rochester native finished her senior season 19-7 in singles and 19-11 in doubles. Over the course of her four-year Gustavus career, Aney went 79-23 in singles play with an impressive 33-1 mark against conference opponents. In doubles play she posted a career mark of 80-28 and was 31-4 in the MIAC. Aney recently received the MIAC Elite 22 Award for the third-straight season, which recognizes the highest GPA among student-athletes participating in the conference championship.

Aney earns the 110th CoSIDA Academic All-America distinction in school history, 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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