AUSTIN, TEXAS - Conference Carolinas was represented by four student-athletes from three sports on the 2017 Academic All-America At-Large Team that the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced recently.
Limestone College led the way with two Saints making the list, men's volleyball player Dylan Lavner and women's tennis player Gabriela van Ooststroom. University of Mount Olive's men's volleyball player Robert Poole and King University men's tennis player Moritz Poswiat closes out the Conference Carolinas honorees.
Poswiat earned first team accolades after sporting a 3.99 GPA as an accounting & finance major. Lavener, who is a psychology major with a 4.0 GPA, earned second team honors. Poole was also tabbed second team with his 3.93 GPA in biology/chemistry. A physical education/strength & conditioning major with a 4.0 GPA, van Ooststroom was selected to the third team.
Full CoSIDA release can be read here
2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Men's At-Large Team
Moritz Poswiat, King - Men's Tennis
Dylan Lavner, Limestone - Men's Volleyball
Robert Poole, Mount Olive - Men's Volleyball
2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Women's At-Large Team
Gabriela van Ooststroom, Limestone - Women's Tennis
CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) was founded in 1957 and is a 3,000+ member national organization comprised of the sports public relations, media relations and communications/information professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United States and Canada. The 2015-16 academic year will mark the 59th year of the organization, making it the second oldest management association in all of intercollegiate athletics. CoSIDA became an affiliated partner with NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics in December of 2008.