May 15, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Six student-athletes who competed in Patriot League sports this winter and spring were named to the Capital One Academic All-District teams by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
Three female and three male student-athletes earned recognition. All six earned first-team honors and advance to the national Academic All-America ballot. Voting will be conducted this month, with the Academic All-America list due to be released June 5.
Navy has a pair of selections, with Army, Bucknell, Loyola and MIT having one apiece. In addition, four of the six honorees are seniors.
A pair of Patriot League scholar-athletes, Loyola men's lacrosse player Joe Fletcher and Navy swimmer Ellen Bradford, made the CoSIDA Academic All-District teams. Bradford, a sophomore, has a 4.00 cumulative grade-point average majoring in systems engineering and Fletcher has a 3.812 grade point average majoring in Accounting while pursuing a minor in Information Systems.
Army junior swimmer Kristen Barta (3.964 GPA, Law & Legal Studies) and Bucknell senior swimmer Trevor Reitz (3.97, Biology) were named to their respective Academic All-Patriot League teams earlier this year. MIT senior rower Erin Meyer (4.00, Mechanical Engineering) and Navy senior swimmer Luke Hoffer (3.32, Applied Math) also are on the CoSIDA Academic All-District teams.
In addition, Navy junior Joshua Steves (men's gymnastics) was nominated in a non-Patriot League sport.
In order to be eligible for the district ballot, student-athletes must have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.30, be at least a sophomore academically and a starter or key player on their respective team. The sports that make up the at-large list include women's bowling, women's crew, fencing, women's field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, men's volleyball, water polo and men's wrestling.
District 1 is comprised of student-athletes from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. District 2 includes Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
2014 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
Women's First Team
Kristen Barta, Army (Swimming)
Erin Meyer, MIT (Rowing)
Men's First Team
Joe Fletcher, Loyola (Lacrosse)
Luke Hoffer, Navy (Swimming)
Trevor Reitz, Bucknell (Swimming)
Women's First Team
Ellen Bradford, Navy (Swimming)