CoSIDA Academic All-America

College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America

CoSIDA began the distinguished Academic All-America program in 1952, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across all divisions with these elite Academic All-America scholar-athlete honors.

Currently, CoSIDA sponsors Academic All-America programs for men's soccer, women's soccer, football, volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball and men's and women's track and field/cross country. Many other sports are eligible through the At-Large program.

Lester Jordan, then Sports Information Director at SMU, is considered the father of the first team (football), which was released on Saturday, December 6, 1952. Men's Basketball was added in 1963 and baseball in 1970. The first women's Academic All-America team-for women's basketball-appeared in 1980. Legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg was named the national spokesperson for the program in 1986. Starting with the 1987-88 seasons, CoSIDA began selecting an Academic All-America of the Year in each sport and an overall Academic All-America of the Year by division.

The Academic All-America program is comprised of four divisional teams, with student-athletes being honored separately in Division I, Division II and Division III. The College Division team is comprised of NAIA, Canadian and two-year student-athletes. This format began in the 2011-12 academic year. Previously there were two teams - University Division (D1) and a College Division (all others).

 

Name Year (Team) Sport
Doug Kintzinger 1980 (2), 1981, 1982 Basketball
Desiree Kempcke 1982 (3), 1983 (2) Basketball
Larry Bonney 1983, 1984 Football
Jay Kamin 1985 (3) Baseball
Darsi Doyle 1985, 1986 Softball
Steve Johnson 1986 Men's At-Large - Track & Field
Darsi Doyle 1987 (3) Basketball
David Haugland 1988 (3) Baseball
Kenneth Heinecke 1988 (2), 1989 (2) Basketball
Susan Benjamin 1988 (2) Women's At-Large - Track & Field
Larry Anderson 1989 Football
Joni Ross 1989 (3) Softball
Tiffany Seymour 1989 (3) Softball
Joel Nerem 1990, 1991 Football
Mira Canion 1990 (3) Softball
David Quello 1991 (3) Baseball
Tonya Tappa 1991 (3) Women's At-Large - Tennis
Paul Halverson 1992 (3) Baseball
Richard Geier 1992 (2) Men's At-Large - Soccer
Jennifer Clark 1992 (2), 1993 Volleyball
Tally Hempy 1993 (3) Basketball
Karl Borge 1995 Football
James Lee 1995 Men's At-Large - Swimming
Christy Palmer 1995 (3) Softball
Kari Tufte 1996 (3) Basketball
Mark Sundet 1997 Men's At-Large - Cross Country
Clay Peterson 1998 (2) Football
Jess Ellis 1998 (3) Women's At-Large - Track & Field
Steve Hudak 1999 (2) Football
Jenarah Tekippe 2001 (3) Women's At-Large - Track & Field
Jen Shinbori 2001 (3) Soccer
Bryan Korth 2002 (3) Soccer
Garrett South 2004, 2005 Men's At-Large - Wrestling
Eric Henderson 2004 Soccer
Jeremiah Reinkoester 2004 Soccer
Matt Busche 2007 (3) Men's Track/Cross Country
Alec Bonander 2008 (3), 2009 (2) Men's At-Large - Wrestling
Elissa Schmidt 2008 (2) Women's At-Large - Swimming
David McKay 2009 Men's Track/Cross Country
Kim Hess 2009 (3) Softball
Jason Block 2011 (2) Soccer
Kelsey Kittleson 2011, 2012* (*Also named Academic All-American of the Year) Softball
Shari Huber 2012 (3) Softball
Emma Spoon 2012 (2) Track/Cross Country
James Garcia-Prats 2013 (3) Soccer
Andrew Peter 2014 (3) Men's At-Large - Golf
Clare Slagle 2014, 2015, 2016 Women's At-Large - Swimming
Kelsey Rose 2015 Softball
Tricia Serres 2015, 2016 (2) Women's Track/Cross Country
Drew Van Anrooy 2016 Men's At-Large - Wrestling
Anna Strien 2017 Softball
Justin Kreiter 2017 Men's At-Large - Wrestling