Andrea Zalis, a senior at Westminster College, was named CoSIDA Academic All-District, becoming the sixth player in program history to earn the honor. Zalis, majoring in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, holds a grade-point average of 3.93 and is currently averaging 17.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game this season. She is the first Westminster Blue Jay to earn the award since Kasey Gatson was honored in the 2015-16 season.
Zalis was joined on the CoSIDA Academic All-District V team by Cary Beahm (Roanoke), Samm Chandler (Averett), Sara Dyslin (Hendrix), Kendall Parker (Mary Washington), Emily Perszyk (Washington & Lee), and Heaven Walters (Guilford). For a complete list of the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees click HERE
The Academic All-District® teams include student-athletes divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the sixth 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.