Spartan Senior Erin Hollinger Named First-Team Capital One Academic All-District VII
CLEVELAND, Ohio – For the third-consecutive season, Case Western Reserve University senior two-sport standout Erin Hollinger (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District VII Women's Basketball First Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Hollinger, a three-time Capital One Academic All-American® with two selections for basketball and one for track & field, advances to the Academic All-America ballot with a chance for her fourth career selection.
A macromolecular science and engineering major with a 3.94 grade point average, Hollinger is one of the most accomplished student-athletes in CWRU history. Last winter, she was a national finalist for the Jostens Trophy (Division III Player of the Year) in addition to being named a second-team D3Hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region honoree and a first-team All-University Athletic Association pick.
This season, she is averaging 12.7 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Spartans (10-8) and has moved into second place on the CWRU career scoring list (1,322 points).
Overall in her career on the hardwood, she is a three-time All-UAA and Academic All-UAA selection with eight conference Athlete of the Week nods.
Also a track & field standout, Hollinger is a two-time All-American in the high jump with five UAA Championships and two more UAA All-Academic awards.
The Capital One Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. In order to be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve and maintain at least a 3.30 grade point average.
Sports Information Directors within a district vote for the Academic All-District teams with members of the CoSIDA Academic All-American committee voting on the national ballot. District VII includes every NCAA Division III institution in Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana.
The release of the Capital One Academic All-America® Women's Basketball Team is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21.
Since the program's inception, a total of 74 Case Western Reserve student-athletes have been named Academic All-American® -- that number includes three this fall. In 2010 and 2011, a combined 12 Spartans received Academic All-America® acclaim.