Five Altoona swimmers earn spots on CSC Academic All-District Team

Madison Coleman swimming

Madison Coleman was one of five Penn State Altoona student-athletes selected as Academic All-District honorees by The College Sports Communicators organization.

Credit: Kendra Houp

GREENWOOD, Ind. — The College Sports Communicators (CSC) organization, formerly known as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), released its list of Academic All-District honorees for men’s and women’s swimming on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The Penn State Altoona men’s and women’s swimming teams combined to land five student-athletes on the CSC’s NCAA Division III Academic All-District lists:

Men’s swimming:

  • Ethan Andrews of McVeytown — electro-mechanical engineering technology major

Women’s swimming:

  • Grace Dangelo of State College — nursing major
  • Avery Heisey of Lancaster — nursing major
  • Madison Coleman of Altoona — education major
  • Grace Frey of Wayne — agribusiness management major

To be included on the CSC Academic All-District teams, men’s and women’s swimming student-athletes were required to meet certain qualification criteria. All nominees must have completed at least one calendar year at their current institution while having cumulative grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher, being key starters or reserves on their team, and having strong athletic accomplishments, statistics, and accolades.

All-District student-athletes were nominated by athletics communication professionals who are members of CSC. Nominators could submit up to four deserving student-athletes per team.

The Penn State Altoona men’s and women’s swimming teams each placed third in their respective Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship meets, and both squads set new program records for points during the conference finals, as the men’s team racked up 461.5 points and the women’s team accumulated 614.5 points.

Academic All-District honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced in mid-March.