ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University women's lacrosse graduate Destinee Johnson has earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District At-Large Team honors, officials announced Thursday.
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 early August. At-Large sports include M/W fencing, M/W golf, M/W ice hockey, M/W gymnastics, M/W lacrosse, M/W rifle, M/W skiing, M/W swimming, M/W tennis, M/W water polo, women's beach volleyball, women's bowling, women's rowing, women's field hockey, men's volleyball and men's wrestling. This year's honorees include student-athletes from fellow Atlantic 10 schools UMass, Saint Joseph's and Duquesne. Honorees are nominated and voted on by sports information directors from each district.
District 1 is comprised of colleges and universities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Also receiving recognition in District 1 were Shannon Boyle (Lacrosse, Hofstra), Shinae Carrington (Water Polo, Marist), Esabelle Gervasio (Swimming, Marist), Emma Hansen (Gymnastics, Manhattan), Cami Larsson (Field Hockey, Hofstra), Grace Lipponer (Lacrosse, Manhattan), Georgie McTear (Field Hockey, UMass), Sam Mehalick (Lacrosse, Marist), Lila Nazarian (Lacrosse, Syracuse), Frankie O'Brien (Field Hockey, Hofstra), Alyssa Parrella (Lacrosse, Hofstra) and Danielle Profita (Field Hockey, Fairfield).
Johnson earned her MBA this past May with a GPA of 3.85 in her graduate program after completing her bachelor's degree in sports studies, carrying a 3.47 GPA. She was also named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team in April.
A four-time member of the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll, the Rochester, N.Y. native led the team in all scoring categories with 12 goals, 10 assists and 22 points over 12 games this spring.
Johnson finished her five-season stint with the Bonnies with her name well-represented in the St. Bonaventure record book: her 90 career points and 56 goals both rank 19th all-time and her 34 assists put her 13th among all Bonnies players.
She becomes the first female St. Bonaventure student-athlete to earn CoSIDA All-District honors since fellow lacrosse alumnae Robin Mason was selected in 2007. Mason would go on to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American Honors that year.
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