Phillips Named Academic All-District

Alvin Kelly
May 26, 2017

He's the first Jasper to earn a spot on the Academic All-District squad since Lina Bengtson (Malmo, Sweden) in 2015, and Manhattan's first men's selection since Roman Ewald in 2012.

The Coyote women have placed nine women on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team since the first year of Division I eligibility in 2011.

Academic All-District selections must have at least a 3.30 GPA.

Pace, a sophomore from Junction City, Kan., and a graduate of Junction City High School, is majoring in computer science at XULA and has a 3.87 cumulative GPA. She has also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in her career. Additionally, Trinch was a member of the Dean's List, A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Director of Athletics' Honor Roll.

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Finn competed for the Wolverines during both the cross country and indoor track and field seasons in 2016-17, amassing a near-peerless competitive resume that included national runner-up finishes in both sports, a Big Ten title and a regional title.

The Thundering Herd's senior shortstop from Milton was named Conference USA Player of the Year, all-conference first team, a finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and as a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Mideast All-Region first-team player. In 2016, Hoeller won the heptathlon at the IC4A Indoor Championships. Chatters is a 3-time Gulf Coast Athletic Conference champion in the javelin throw; she holds school and GCAC meet records in that event. Dendinger received First Team honors and now advances to the Academic All-American ballot with the announcement of the All-American Team set for June 22.

This announcement from CoSIDA falls on the same day the Wolverines track and field team opened up the NCAA postseason at the East Preliminary Rounds.

District VIII is made up of schools from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Canada.

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