Kenyon’s Julia Wilson Leads CoSIDA’s 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III At-Large Team

Kenyon College competes during the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at the Conroe Natatorium on Friday March 17, 2017 in Shenandoah, Texas. Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher
Photo Courtesy: Aaron M. Sprecher, Kenyon Athletics

Senior swimmer Julia Wilson of Kenyon earned top honors for the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Wilson was named 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® of the Year. The organization highlighted her successful career in their official announcement:

A breaststroke specialist, Wilson was a four-time NCAA Championship qualifier and won her first national title this past season as a part of the Ladies’ 400-meter medley relay team. She earned All-America honors in all five events she swam in at this year’s championship meet, which brought her career total to 16 for her career.

A 2018 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient and a two-time Academic All-America® first-team honoree, Wilson holds both the Kenyon and North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) records for the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events. She was a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier.

Of the 45 student-athletes of each gender selected to the Division III Academic All-America® At-Large teams, 13 men and 17 women were swimmers.

The majority of swimmers were named to the CoSIDA First Team. Twelve were named to the Second Team while five were named to the Third Team:

CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America First Team:

  • Jack Bauer (Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Chemical Engineering & Chemistry)
  • Alex Bourzutschky (Caltech – Physics & Computer Science)
  • Ben Burdick (Denison – History)
  • Bouke Edskes (MIT – Mechanical Engineering)
  • Drew Hamilton (Case Western Reserve – Accounting & Spanish)
  • Samuel Solomon (MIT – Chemical & Biological Engineering)
  • Tommy Thetford (Washington & Lee – Mathematics)
  • Jason Wesseling (Denison – English, Political Science)
  • Jessica Chen (MIT – Mechanical Engineering)
  • Anne Shirley Dassow (Grove City College – Biology & Spanish)
  • Kim Hochstedler (Carnegie Mellon University – Biology & Spanish)
  • Shanny Lin (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Electrical Engineering)
  • Julia Wilson (Kenyon – Psychology)
  • Kaitlin Wingert (Messiah – English)

CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America Second Team:

  • Benjamin Ertman (St. Mary’s College of Maryland – Chinese & Psychology)
  • Mark Hallman (Pomona-Pitzer – Computer Science & Physics)
  • Emile Kuyl (Johns Hopkins – Neuroscience & French)
  • Noah Martin (Centre College – History)
  • Sarah Bradley (Calvin College – Spanish & Engineering)
  • Kayla Burgess (University of New England – Marine Biology)
  • Samantha Glish (Wilmington College – Mathematics & Business Administration)
  • Nickie Griesemer (Ithaca College – Physical Therapy)
  • KT Kustritz (Denison – Health, Exercise & Sports Studies)
  • Abby Wilson (Kenyon – Molecular Biology)
  • Anna Wisniewski (Johns Hopkins – Molecular & Cellular Biology)
  • Nicole Zanolli (Washington University in St. Louis – Biology)

CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America Third Team:

  • Carter Lyons (Nebraska Wesleyan – Physics & Mathematics)
  • Courtney Cowan (Johns Hopkins – Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
  • Natalie LaCourt (SUNY Geneseo – Mathematics & English)
  • Hannah Orbach-Mandel (Kenyon – Economics)
  • Maddie Weinberger (Frostburg State – Athletic Training)

CoSIDA contributed to this report.