Hope College women’s golfer Grace VanDellen has been chosen to the 2021-22 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District® At-Large Women’s Team in District 6.
The Academic All-District® Men’s and Women’s At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom.
VanDellen is among 12 honorees in District 6, which features schools in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid-June.
VanDellen (Oxford, Michigan / Lutheran Northwest HS) claimed MIAA season medalist and Most Valuable Golfer honors last fall after helping the Flying Dutch claim the regular-season championship.
The junior mechanical engineering major averaged a career-best 78.17 strokes over six 18-hole rounds of league play. Five of the rounds were between 74 and 78 strokes.
In the classroom, VanDellen has made the MIAA Academic Honor Roll as a sophomore and a freshman.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2021-22 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs.