BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Eleanor Michaud (Jr., Long Grove, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) of Macalester College is one of two women’s Division III water polo athletes to earn recognition on the 2022 Academic All-District® Women’s At-Large Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. Student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.30 and be a starter or contributor to be considered for accolades.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Women’s At-Large honorees are nominated from the following women’s sports: beach volleyball, bowling, rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First, second and third team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid-June.
A Division III District 6 selection from schools in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, Michaud joins with Kate Immergluck of Pomona-Pitzer Colleges to rate as the only Division III women’s water polo athletes to claim recognition and is among four water polo players to earn a nod from the Division I, II, III and NAIA ranks. Stanford University’s Mackenzie Fischer and the University of Michigan’s Maddie O’Reilly (Gr., Villanova, Pa./Episcopal Academy) both received Division I laurels.
A biology major with a 3.00 grade point average, Michaud had a major impact for the Scots at both ends of the pool in 2022, earning a spot on the All-Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III First Team. She ranked second on the team with 30 goals and 17 assists for 47 points while registering a team-best 73 steals. In a 19-4 victory against Carthage on April 16, Michaud tallied five goals, four assists and five steals to earn CWPA Division III Player and Defensive Player of the Week accolades. She also was named to the CWPA All-Tournament team after compiling four goals, three assists and eight steals over three games. The program’s inaugural All-America First Team honoree in 2021, Michaud has 47 goals, 43 assists and 113 steals in three years at Macalester.