Four Presidents Named To CoSIDA Academic At-Large Teams
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Four Washington & Jefferson College student-athletes were selected to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team on Thursday. The four academic at-large honorees were the most W&J has ever landed during an academic year.
Senior field hockey midfielder Erin Barno (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff), senior women’s lacrosse goalie Julia McLellan (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville), junior wrestler Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth-Forward) and sophomore water polo player/swimmer Mike Magdic (Franklin Park, Pa./North Allegheny) were all selected to the District IV team and now advance to the national Academic All-America ballot.
The CoSIDA Academic At-Large program features all NCAA Division III student-athletes in the following 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 Ice Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s Rifle, Men’s and Women’s Skiing, Men’s and Women’s Swimming, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Men’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Water Polo and Men’s Wrestling. The District IV team includes all student-athletes participating in these sports from colleges and universities located in Pennsylvania.
The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011. The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
Barno earned her third-straight spot on the all-district team after earning a 3.86 grade-point average as a mathematics major. A three-time Alpha Scholar and recipient of the college’s Magellan Scholarship, Barno and her senior teammates tied the school record for wins by a senior class with 48. The two-time Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III North Atlantic All-Region choice finished her career tied for the W&J assist record with 21. She also tied for third in the school record book in both goals (31) and total points (83).
McLellan, who will graduate Saturday with a degree in cell molecular biology (3.65 GPA), established every goalkeeping record in W&J women’s lacrosse history. She recorded 534 saves and an 8.68 goals-against average during her 65-game career. During the 2012 season, she set a single-season Presidents’ record with a 7.64 GAA. As a freshman, she was selected to the Womenslacrosse.com All-Rookie Team. Her 534 saves rank her 10th among all NCAA goalies (all divisions) in saves and her 8.00 career saves per game average is 23rd-best among goalies who played in NCAA Division III this season.
Etzel earned his a spot on the academic at-large team for a second consecutive season. He boasts a 3.81 GPA and major in biochemistry. A two-time NWCA Scholar All-American, Etzel is a two-time Presidents’ Athletic Conference champion became W&J’s first NCAA All-American since 2002 after placing sixth in the 157-pound weight class at the national championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His 37 victories this winter set a school record and he will enter his final collegiate season with a 68-13 record (.840).
Magdic, a ACWPC All-American, developed into one of the nation’s top scorers during his second collegiate season as he led the Presidents in scoring with 71 goals and 18 assists. He was second on the team with 30 steals. Following the CWPA Division III Eastern Championships, Magdic was selected to the All-Tournament Team. He will enter his junior year next fall two goals shy of 100 for his career. During the winter, Magdic is a two-time Second Team All-PAC swimmer for the Presidents.