Hope College tennis player Carli Capestany has been chosen to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District ® Women’s At-Large Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The senior from Hudsonville, Michigan (Hudsonville HS), is one of 12 honorees in the Division III district that includes Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Capestany is eligible for Academic All-America distinction that will be voted on later this month.
Capestany recently graduated from Hope after majoring in social work and minoring in Spanish and social work. She carried a 3.99 grade point average.
Capestany helped the Flying Dutch claim their fourth consecutive berth to the NCAA Division III Championships by winning MIAA regular-season and tournament titles. She is Hope’s all-time career leader in doubles wins with 78 and ranks among 12th with 58 singles wins.
The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athlete listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the fourth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.
The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2014-15 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.