GRANVILLE, Ohio-- Denison University landed a pair of athletes on the Google Cloud Academic All-District® team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Earning first-team accolades was junior Jane Goodspeed (women's lacrosse) and sophomore KT Kustritz (women's swimming). This is the first Academic All-District® award for each of them. As first-team selections, both will advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot.
Goodspeed was named the 2018 North Coast Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year after leading the Big Red women's lacrosse team to its third-straight regular season conference title and the program's fifth consecutive NCAC Tournament crown. She anchors the Big Red defense with 68 ground balls, 37 caused turnovers and 89 draw controls. Goodspeed is the program's all-time leader in caused turnovers and has helped the team rank seventh in ground balls per game (27.89). Her and the Big Red will play Salisbury in the NCAA Regional Semifinals (Sweet 16) on Saturday, May 19.
Google Cloud Academic All-District® honors are restricted to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Kustritz was one of just two sophomore named to the All-District team in District 7. She is coming off one of the most impressive seasons by an individual in Denison history. Kustritz broke the Division III national record in the 100 breaststroke, becoming the first female to break the one-minute mark with a time of 59.77 to win the national championship in March. She also captured a national title in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.27) and logged five other top-four finishes. In two seasons at Denison she is a 12-time All-American with 11 of those resulting in top-seven finishes. She owns six Denison varsity records, is a 10-time NCAC champion and is a five-time National Swimmer of the Week.
The 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's At-Large Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the playing field and in the classroom. Denison is one of the leaders in NCAA Division III with 86 Google Cloud Academic All-America® selections.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with Google Cloud Academic All-America® teams announced in June. The At-Large division covers the following NCAA sponsored sports: women's bowling, women's crew, men's and women's fencing, women's field hockey, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's and women's rifle, men's and women's skiing, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's water polo, men's volleyball, and wrestling.