SAINT LEO, Fla. – Three Saint Leo female student-athletes were named to the 2016-17 Academic All-District 5 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 to the All-District team for the third-straight year, Marine Beugre-Guyot of women's tennis earned her second All-District honor, and Natalia Garriock of women's swimming earned the first honor of her career.
Coors was named a 2015-16 CoSIDA First Team At-Large Academic All-American and was on the 2014-15 CoSIDA Capital One Second Team At-Large Academic All-American. She has won back-to-back Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year honors, as well as back-to-back First Team All-SSC honors. Coors' 71.64 stroke average heading into the NCAA Division II South Super Regional was the lowest in all of Division II, and she was one of only 25 collegiate golfers across all three NCAA divisions and NAIA with a negative stroke average versus par (-0.28).
The senior from Gross-Zimmern, Germany graduated from Saint Leo in April with a 4.0-grade point average (GPA), and a degree in economics. She also earned the Clara McDonald Olsen Scholastic Excellence Award, the University's top academic award given to any student.
Beugre-Guyot was a 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team honoree, and a 2016 ITA Singles All-American. In 2017, she earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association South Region Most Improved Player honor, which is given to a senior. Beugre-Guyot, who played No. 3 singles for most of her junior year, was elevated to the No. 1 singles spot and improved from Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference honors in 2016 to First Team honors in 2017. She finished 10-5 in singles, all at flight No. 1.
The senior from Brou sur Chantereine, France graduated from Saint Leo with a 3.98 GPA and earned her degree biology.
Garriock finished her junior season as a NCAA DII All-American after finishing 6th in the 100 Free at the 2017 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships with a Saint Leo record time of 50.33. She also set records in the 50 Free (23.24), 100 Fly (54.54), and was part of the record-breaking relays for the 200 Medley (1:43.13), 400 Medley (3:47.78), 200 Free (1:34.71), and the 400 Free (3.26.68).
The junior from Duncan, British Columbia, holds a 3.84 GPA in marketing.
The 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District™ Women's At-Large Team are selected by the Districts Sports Information Directors to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. The Women's At-Large teams include athletes from fencing, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, beach volleyball, water polo, field hockey, crew/rowing, and bowling.
First-team Academic All-District™ honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America® honorees will be selected later this month.
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