WASHINGTON - The 2019 Academic All-District® Women's Soccer Teams, selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), were released and Gallaudet University sophomore Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) was named to the District 2 first team for Division III. Neild will now be added to the national ballot for the chance to earn Academic All-America honors, which will be announced on Tuesday, December 3.
Neild becomes the first CoSIDA Academic All-District® women's soccer team honoree to represent Gallaudet, the world's only university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students.
Neild is one of 11 selections on the Division III - District 2 team. Neild is the lone representative from the District of Columbia and the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC).
Neild, an education major, has the fourth highest GPA (3.98) among District 2 honorees. Neild was selected to the 2019 NEAC women's soccer all-conference second team earlier this week.
This is not Neild's first appearance on a CoSIDA All-District® Team. In fact, Neild has earned all-district honors in two other sports including women's basketball and softball last season. She ended up earning CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors in both sports and last March, she was named CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year for Division III women's basketball.
To be eligible for CoSIDA Academic honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average 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. District Two is comprised of Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.
GALLAUDET'S CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT® WOMEN'S SOCCER HONOREES
About CoSIDA's Academic All-America® Program
CoSIDA began this program in the 1950's, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports and across all divisions with these elite CoSIDA Academic All-America® scholar-athlete honors. Currently, CoSIDA honors Academic All-Americans in 12 sports.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed per sport and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes basketball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.