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Eight Student-Athletes Named Academic All-America

Eight Student-Athletes Named Academic All-America

2015 Capital One At-Large Academic All-America Team 

Led by first-team selections Hannah Cooper (Houston, TX/Memorial), Haley Townsend (Greenwood, IN/Center Grove) and Arthur Conover (Oakland, ME/Messalonskee) of Kenyon, the NCAC had eight student-athletes selected to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-American Division III At-Large Team.

Cooper, a senior swimmer, finished her four-year career at Kenyon with a 3.85 grade-point-average as a psychology major was also named as an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner earlier this spring. In the pool, Cooper was a part of the national champion and NCAA-record 200-yard medley relay team. Cooper earned seven All-America awards over her career. Townsend, a junior teammate of Cooper’s on the Ladies swimming team, was named to the first team for the second year in a row and will carry a 3.94 GPA into her senior year as an international studies major.

Conover {Right}, who just completed his sophomore season and was a part of the Lords’ third-straight and 34th overall NCAA Championship team, was the national champion in the 1,650-yard freestyle and currently holds a 3.76 GPA in physics.  

There were a total of three NCAC student-athletes to earn second-team honors in 2015. The men’s team included Kenyon senior tennis player
Wade Heerboth (Tucson, AZ/Foothill) and Kenyon sophomore swimmer Trevor Manz (Eau Claire, WI/Eau Claire Memorial), while Denison sophomore swimmer Campbell Costley (Glencoe, IL/New Trier) was named to the women’s team after completing her second year this past spring with a 3.95 GPA as an English literature major. Heerboth graduated earlier this spring with a 3.83 grade-point-average in Economics, while Manz will enter his junior year with a 3.99 GPA in biochemistry.

Finally, Wooster senior women’s swimmer
Morgan Hughes (Chico, CA/Chico) and Kenyon junior men’s tennis player Robert Turlington (Rochester, MN/Lourdes) were named to the third team. Hughes graduated this spring with a 3.94 GPA as an Anthropology/studio art major and Turlington will carry a 3.96 GPA into his senior year as a biochemistry major.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director