SAINT LEO, Fla. – Two Saint Leo female student-athletes were named to the 2015-16 Academic All-America At-Large teams selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, as announced by the CoSIDA office on Thursday.
Marie Coors of women’s golf was named CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Women’s At-Large First Team, while Marine Beugre-Guyot, of women's tennis, found herself on the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Women’s At-Large Third Team.
Coors is Saint Leo’s first-ever female student-athlete to earn Academic All-America® First Team honors.
Coors, a 2014-15 CoSIDA At-Large Second Team Academic All-American, returned to the list of honorees for his second-straight year, making the move to the first team. She wrapped up her junior year with a 4.00 GPA in economics with an accounting focus. She finished the season with a team-low 75.03 stroke average this season, and picked up her second Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division II All-America Second Team honor. The junior from Gross-Zimmern, Germany won the 2016 SSC Conference Championship individual title, a repeat title as she won in 2014 as well. She recorded eight top-20 finishes during the season, including a tie for 20th at the NCAA Division II national championship in Denver, Colo. She also has helped the Saint Leo women’s golf team to their first-ever NCAA Championship team appearance, where they finished tied for fourth. The team finished third at the South Super Regional meet to make it to the championships. In 2015, Coors was a WGCA All-American Scholar, and she is a four-time Saint Leo Dean’s List student.
Beugre-Guyot earned her first Academic All-American honor this season after maintaining a 3.96 GPA while majoring in biology. The junior has had a career-year on the courts, helping Saint Leo to their first-ever SSC Regular Season title with an 8-0 conference record, and finished the season as NCAA Semifinalists. She finished with a 20-3 singles record, including 7-0 in SSC play. In doubles action, she had accumulated a 21-1 record, 20-1 which came while paired with Pauline Helgesson. Beugre-Guyot was earned ITA All-American honors as she finished ranked No. 16 in the nation, and was named All-SSC Second Team for both doubles and singles. She also earned a win in the NCAA South Regional 1 finals match over West Florida to help Saint Leo return to the NCAA Round of 16.
Prior to this academic year, Saint Leo University has only seen two student-athletes earn first-team honors, as Ralph Nelson (men’s basketball) claimed the first honor back in the 1976-77 school year, and Marcus Ruh (men’s basketball) earned it in the 2012-13 year. The Lions doubled that total this year alone as Coors was joined by Matheus Assis, Evan Jacob and Joey Savoie on the men’s side.
Also with the addition of the combined five At-Large Academic All-American’s added, Saint Leo has seen eight student-athletes earn 10 honors, with Coors and Assis each earning two, over the last two years. That number mirrors the total that Saint Leo has had in total prior to the 2014-15 school year, and the Lions have the chance to surpass that mark as the track and field/cross country Academic All-American selections will be announce 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 G.P.A. 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.
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