Posted: May 3, 2013 5:02 PM
Updated: May 3, 2013 7:50 PM
FAYETTE, MO - Central Methodist pitcher Aubrey Utley and designated player Courtney Dennis have been voted to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District ® Softball first team College Division for District Five.
Utley is a junior from Trenton, Mo., and has a perfect 4.0 GPA in Biology. Dennis is a senior Sierra Vista, Ariz., and carries a 3.74 GPA in Communication.
Utley and Dennis advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
The teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs in 2011.
The Academic All-District ®teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the first year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011-12 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.