Boyce Academic All-District
Boyce Named CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Senior Mary Kate Boyce continued to garner accolades as she was named to the 2011 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Second Team on Thursday as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
A co-captain of the golf team, Boyce has been named to the Dean's List and the MIAA Honor Roll on multiple occasions. She has also been named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team and will likely repeat that honor later this year. Earlier this month, she received the Business and Economics Department's Excellence in Marketing Award. Saturday, she will graduate cum laude as she has also been named to Kappa Gamma Pi - the society for distinguished Catholic women graduates.
On the golf course, she has become one of the most successful golfers in Saint Mary's history. A two-time NGCA All-American, she has finished in the top ten at the NCAA Division III Golf Championships twice while helping her team to back-to-back fourth place finishes in 2010 and 2011. A three-time participant in the national tournament, she was named the MIAA Most Valuable Golfer last fall after earning season medalist honors. This spring, she set school records for lowest 18-hole round score (66) and lowest 36-hole score (142) on her way to earning medalist honors at the George Fox Invitational. The 2011 Saint Mary's Outstanding Senior Athlete, she was a two-time All-MIAA First Team honoree and a two-time NGCA All-Region player.
Boyce becomes just the second Saint Mary's College athlete of any sport to earn CoSIDA Captial One Academic All-District honors (Ashley Peterson, 2010). She is also the only golfer from the MIAA to earn the academic distinction this spring as she joins two swimmers (Sarah Sohn, Hope; Monica Bressler, Calvin) and two tennis players (Melissa Oosterhouse, Calvin; Kelsey Hassevoort, Kalamazoo) on the list of Academic All-District honorees. She was one of just seven athletes from District IV to be named to the Academic All-District College Division Second Team.
About the CoSIDA Capital One All-District Process: To be eligible for Academic All-District consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 (on 4.00 scale), have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Nominations and voting for the All-District and All-America programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. There is a University Division (Division I programs) and a College Division (DII, DIII, NAIA, NJCAA programs).