GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo women's swimming & diving senior Natalie LaCourt was named to the Google Cloud/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America At-Large Team, announced Thursday.
Tabbed a third-team honoree, LaCourt is the first female Academic All-America selection in Geneseo history, the sixth overall and only the third at-large pick ever.
LaCourt earned a 3.98 cumulative GPA as a mathematics and English double-major. She was a 2018 SUNYAC All-Conference First Team selection, garnered SUNYAC Women's Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year, earned the 2018 SUNYAC Elite 20 Award and qualified for NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships as part of the Knights' conference-record 200 free relay team.
She was a member of Pi Mu Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Societies and received the SUNY Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award as well. LaCourt received the Natalie Selser Freed Memorial Scholarship from the Geneseo English department and volunteered with Rochester Central School District. She also completed a directed study in the mathematics department in knot theory research.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average in at least their sophomore season and be a starter or key reserve on the team. LaCourt was voted a First-Team Academic All-District selection in May and moved on to the national ballot with the first-team honorees from across the country.
The 2018 Academic All-America At-Large Team was comprised of a total of 45 honorees. The at-large division is chosen from student-athletes that participate in bowling, rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo.
LaCourt is the first at-large honoree since men's ice hockey standout Jack Carradonna '15 garnered the honor in 2014. She joins Carradonna, men's soccer star Brad Campion '17, men's lacrosse standout Steve Duflo '09, and men's basketball stars Gordon Lyons '15 and Scott Morton '09 as the only Academic All-Americans in program history.