Denison senior goalkeeper Andrea Karl was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® first-team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Friday. This is Karl's third Capital One Academic All-America® honor of her career. It also marks the second-straight season she has earned first-team accolades.
The Capital One Academic All-America® award is the premier, nationwide college scholar-athlete award program. Eligible student athletes must be at least of sophomore status and have maintained a minimum 3.30 grade point average. Denison has a distinguished history with the Academic All-America program. This is the 68th award bestowed upon a Denison student-athlete since 1967. Karl is just the fourth student from the college to win the award in all three years they were eligible.
A four-year starter in goal, Karl started all 80 career matches, boasting a career 0.87 goals-against average with 287 saves and 31 shutouts. This season, the three-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference honoree made 77 saves while posting a 0.96 goals against average with seven shutouts. She was named to the first-team All-NCAC squad.
A biochemistry major with a minor in economics, Karl boasts the top GPA among all Denison student-athletes across 23 varsity sports. She is a two-time honoree at the Denison Athletics Top-50 banquet, and a two-time recipient of the Ted Barclay Top-Five award which is presented annually to five Denison student-athletes with the highest grade-point averages across DU's 23 varsity sports.
Created in 1952 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the Capital One Academic All-America® Teams Program is a premier, nationwide college scholar-athlete awards program. It recognizes over 800 outstanding student-athletes annually in Division I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.