SAN ANTONIO (May 30, 2013) -- Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) has received notice that Alexandria De Luna and Alyssa Salcido have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Women's Track/Cross-Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The program recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.
Nominations for the awards are submitted by members of the association. News and Sports Information Officer Patty Constantin represents OLLU in the association.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at their positions. No student-athlete is eligible until he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
As "First-Team" winners, De Luna and Salcido will advance to the national ballot. Recipients of those awards will be announced at a later date.
De Luna is a sophomore from La Vernia, Texas, and a graduate of La Vernia High School. She is majoring in Communication and Learning Disorders. She finished the 2012-2013 school year with a 3.4 GPA.
Salcido is a sophomore from El Paso, Texas, and a graduate of Loretto Academy High School. She is majoring in Biology. Salcido finished the school year with a 3.4 GPA.
OLLU competes in this awards program as part of District 7, College Division, which includes schools from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utaw and Wyoming. A total of eight women who compete in cross-country and track were selected to receive the award, including one from Lubbock Christian University, one from Wayland Baptist University, one from the College of Idaho, one from Arizona Christian University, and two from Oklahoma Baptist University.
The NAIA Champions of Character program aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes, coaches: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of the Lake University shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program by working with students, coaches through our Champions of Character educational program. For more information on the Champions of Character program, click on the logo below: www.championsofcharacter.org.