May 21, 2012

Guiney tabbed to Capital One Academic All-District Women's At-Large Team

DURHAM, N.H. – For the second consecutive year, University of New Hampshire women's Nordic skier Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) has been recognized as one of the nation's top student-athletes through her inclusion on the Capital One Academic All-District ® Women's At-Large Team. The Academic All-District teams were revealed Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 

Guiney, the Wildcats' Nordic team MVP, boasts a cumulative 3.98 grade point average as a genetics major. The junior co-captain has accumulated four semesters with a perfect 4.0 GPA, has garnered Dean's List recognition during each of her first five semesters as a UNH student-athlete and three times has been tabbed a National Ski Coaches Association Academic All-Team representative.

In 2012, Guiney qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second straight season after recording top-10 finishes in 10 of the 11 EISA races for the East's No. 10 ranking and a second consecutive berth on the EISA All-East Second Team. Earlier this month, the Park City, Utah, native was nominated to the New England Nordic Ski Association Elite and Development Team and inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society.

"Liz is an exemplary student-athlete who continually demonstrates excellence in the classroom and in competition," UNH ski coordinator and Nordic head coach Cory Schwartz said. "We congratulate her on once again winning this well-deserved honor and look forward to her setting a great example for her teammates next season."

As a member of the All-District First Team, Guiney advances to the Capital One Academic All-America ® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

UNH is part of CoSIDA's University Division I, which encompasses Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

Women's at-large sports include bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.

For more information on the UNH ski team, visit www.unhwildcats.com, and for more information on the Capital One Academic All-District ® At-Large Teams, visit www.cosida.com.

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