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Emory & Henry’s Michaela Nolte Named Academic All-District By CoSIDA

-photo courtesy of Keith Lucas/SideLine Media
-photo courtesy of Keith Lucas/SideLine Media

AUSTIN, Texas – Emory & Henry College has seen one of its swimmers named to the 2016-17 NCAA Division III CoSIDA Academic All-District V At-Large Team, CoSIDA officials announced Thursday. CoSIDA is the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Senior Michaela Nolte (Hillsborough, N.C.) makes it back-to-back Academic All-District honors as she was also recognized in the spring of 2016. A 10-time individual ODAC Champion and five-time relay champion, Nolte was named the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year this past February. She was also tabbed as the ODAC Rookie of the Year in 2014 and the ODAC Women's Swimmer of the Year in 2016.

One of five swimmers from the district to earn the honor, and one of three Old Dominion Athletic Conference student-athletes, Nolte has also been recognized a Scholar All-American and two-time Honorable Mention Scholar All-American, both awards coming from the CSCAA.

In addition to academic honors, Nolte is a two-time NCAA Division III national qualifier and finished 18th in the 200-yard breaststroke at this year's national meet. She won the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke that the ODAC Championship in each of her four years and also earned two league titles in the 50-yard freestyle. Additionally, Nolte holds the ODAC record in the 100-breast.

As an Academic All-District First-Teamer, Nolte is now eligible for Academic All-America® honors. The At-Large teams are generally accepted as the most difficult to earn a spot on as swimming is joined by tennis, golf, lacrosse, gymnastics, field hockey, ice hockey, fencing and other sports not explicitly represented by an award of their own.

CoSIDA's Academic All-America® program has recognized student-athletes for their accomplishments on the field and in the classroom for 60 years. CoSIDA members nominate and vote in selection of Academic All-District and All-America performers in 12 sport categories across all divisions of college athletics.

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2016-17 NCAA Division III CoSIDA
Academic All-District V Women's At-Large Team

Sport Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Swimming Marissa Bergh Emory Sr. San Ramon, Calif. 3.69 Biology
Lacrosse Kellen Cannon Marymount Jr. Milton, Del. 3.96 Health sciences / Pre-Physical Therapy
Swimming MariMac Collins Washington (Mo.) Sr. Ridgeland, Miss. 3.69 Systems engineering
Tennis Brooke Donnelly Washington and Lee Sr. Kennesaw, Ga. 4.00 Accounting & Business Administration
Golf Christina Herbert Bridgewater Jr. Williamsburg, Va. 3.92 Psychology
Lacrosse Carlee Joseph Meredith Jr. Hollywood, Md. 3.86 Mathematics / Engineering
Lacrosse Kirsten Littlefield Mary Washington
Jr. Millstone Township, N.J. 3.91 Biology
Swimming Michaela Nolte Emory & Henry
Sr. Hillsborough, N.C. 3.92 Athletic Training
Swimming Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe  Emory Sr. Nacogdoches, Texas 3.81 Finance / Political Science
Swimming Nicole Zanolli Washington (Mo.) Jr. Menlo Park, Calif. 3.84 Biology