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Abby Wills named to CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Team

November 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

Abby Wills (Sr./Portland, Ore./St. Mary’s), of the Carleton College women’s soccer team was named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team for her performance on the soccer field and in the classroom. 

As a psychology major, Wills has a 3.84 GPA. She is one of the key playmakers for the Knights, anchoring the midfield, and helping the Knights to claim two consecutive MIAC regular season crowns and make three trips to the NCAA Championships. She has totaled just one goal and two assists on the season, but her ability to control play has been recognized with All-Conference honors in 2008 and 2010 as well as All-Conference honorable mention in 2009.

Ryan Cammarota (Sr./Neenah, Wis.) of the men’s soccer team also earned First Team All-District honors. Carleton was the only MIAC school to have an athlete from both the men’s and women’s soccer teams named to the All-District team.

The Capital One Academic All-District team is part of the Capital One Academic All-America program, administered by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The Academic All-America program annually honors over 1600 student-athletes who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom.

Top student-athletes from Division III programs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan are eligible for inclusion on the district team. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director.