May 20, 2011
Three earn CoSIDA Academic All-District
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Three Grove City College student-athletes earned Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District College Division At-Large recognition from the region's sports information directors Friday morning.
On the women's side, junior tennis player Megan Bennett (Poland, Ohio/Poland) earned First Team Academic All-District and senior swimmer Sarah Page (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) merited Second Team honors.
Sophomore tennis player Caleb Fuller (Columbus, Ind./Homeschooled) captured Second Team All-District in the men's at-large program.
Bennett helped Grove City advance to the NCAA Championship Tournament for the third straight season in 2010 by leading Grove City (13-4 overall) with 13 singles wins. She won Presidents' Athletic Conference titles at third singles and first doubles last fall, as the Wolverines won the conference title.
Bennett finished the season 13-1 in singles play and 10-4 in doubles action. She is a three-year letterwinner for the Wolverines.
In the classroom, Bennett owns a 3.98 cumulative grade-point average as a finance major. She is a Dean's List student who has been named to the conference's Academic Honor Roll. Bennett has earned induction into the Operation Top Management business honorary along with All-Academic recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
She also earned Academic All-District honors in 2010. As a First Team All-District selection, Bennett advances to the national Academic All-America ballot. The Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America team will be announced in June.
Page recently concluded a record-setting career as a sprinter for Grove City's women's swimming and diving team. She earned six NCAA All-America honors in her career and helped the Wolverines place 11th in the team standings at the NCAA Division III Championships in each of the last two seasons.
In each of the last two seasons, Page earned All-America in the 200 and 400 free relays and the 200 medley relay. Page contributed to College records in the 200 and 400 free relays, along with the 200 and 400 medley relays. She also held the Grove City record in the 100 freestyle (52.75) during her career.
As a freshman, she earned the High Point Award at the 2008 Grove City Invitational/Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships. She highlighted her sophomore season by earning Team MVP recognition. Page then served as team co-captain in her junior and senior seasons. She helped lead Grove City to three conference titles during her career. As a junior, she led Grove City to a 13-1 dual-meet record, the best mark in program history.
She capped her career by earning the College's Sportswoman of the Year award for 2010-11.
Page has earned the Collegiate Swim Coaches Association's academic award three times. She has been inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa and is President of the Kemikos chemistry honorary. Page has earned Dean's List recognition and a spot on the conference's Academic Honor Roll. She also earned Academic All-District Second Team in 2010. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and recorded a 3.64 GPA.
Fuller earned Second Team Academic All-District after helping lead the Grove City men's tennis team to its first-ever trip to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. He won conference titles at second singles and second doubles and finished the season with a team-high 14 singles victories.
In addition to his 14-1 singles mark, he also won 12 of 15 doubles matches this year.
A two-year letterwinner, Fuller contributed to Grove City's first undefeated spring regular season since 1965. The Wolverines downed Elizabethtown in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Emory in the regional semifinals.
Fuller has achieved a 3.89 GPA while majoring in economics. He has achieved Dean's List distinction, along with placement on the conference's Academic Honor Roll. Fuller has been inducted into the Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honorary and has received Grove City's Presidential Scholarship.
District II includes all non-NCAA Division I colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
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