May 15, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's swimmer Courtney Beidler (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock South) was voted to the Capital One Academic All-District Five Women's At Large Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday (May 15). Beidler is now eligible to be voted to the Academic All-America team.
Beidler is one of four women's swimmers to make the team, and one of three Big Ten athletes named to the All-District team. District Five is comprised of student-athletes from the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The senior co-captain recently graduated from Michigan with a degree from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.
As a senior, Beidler provided several highlights for the Wolverines in the pool. She won the Big Ten title in the 400-yard individual medley, setting a new Michigan record along the way (4:07.42). She also qualified for the NCAA Championships in three events. Beidler was named All-Big Ten first team for the first time in her career as a senior.
Beidler earned three Academic All-Big Ten honors in her career at Michigan (2012, '13, '14), and was named a CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention in 2012.
Selected by CoSIDA members, the Academic All-District distinction is given to student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. First-team honorees 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.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA 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.
Contact: Michael Kasiborski