Albany, NY –With the release of the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District™ Women's Soccer Team, The Sage Colleges' sophomore forward Samantha Trimblett (Monroe, NY/Monroe-Woodbury) has need recognized as one the nation's top student-athletes for her combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
The Academic All-District™ teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are 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.
The 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 2016-17 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.
First-team Academic All-District™ honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
For more information about the Academic All-District™ and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.
Trimblett, who leads the Gators this fall with her impressive 36 points on 15 goals and six assists, was placed on the all-district team for the first time during her career. A graphic design and media major at Sage, she boasts a 3.68 cumulative grade point average. As a rookie, she was named the 2015 Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year after leading Sage to the program's first Skyline Conference regular-season title with a school record 8-1 league record. Sage also set a program record for most wins in a season in 2015 after going 14-4-1 on the campaign.
As a rookie, Trimblett had 31 points on 11 goals with nine assists and four game-winning goals. Only a sophomore, she is already rewriting the program's record book as she boasts 67 career points. She stands fifth all-time in career points, while her 26 career goals is No. 8 and her 15 career assists is fourth highest. A 2015 Skyline Conference Scholar-Athlete honoree, Trimblett will advance to the national ballot with a chance to become the program's first women's soccer CoSIDA Academic All-American.