Darcie Anderson Named Academic All-District VIII

San Jose—For the second consecutive year, San Jose State women’s swimmer Darcie Anderson has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Women’s At-Large Team for District VIII.

The honor is voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  The Academic All-District Team is the first qualifying stage as Anderson now advances to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third team Academic All-America honorees will be selected later this month.  To be nominated, a student-athlete must have a 3.30 or better grade point average and participate in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

Anderson, a junior from Willows, Calif., competes in the breaststroke for the Spartans.  She helped lead San Jose State to back-to-back Western Athletic Conference Championships this season.  Anderson swam as part of the winning 200 Medley team at the 2013 WAC Championships.  She is a four-time first team and six-time second All-WAC honoree.  She swam at the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 100 breaststroke.

A kinesiology major, Anderson is a Dean’s Scholar this year after being named a President’s Scholar in 2012 for achieving a 4.0 for two of her three semesters.  She is a three-time Academic All-WAC honoree and a San Jose State Scholar Athlete.  Anderson was a 2012 CSCAA Scholar All America Honorable Mention honoree.

DISTRICT 8 - NCAA DIVISION I (AK, AZ, CA, HI, NV, OR, UT, WA, Canada)

FIRST TEAM

Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major Sport
Darcie Anderson San Jose State Jr. Willows, Calif.  3.97 Kinesiology Swimming
Flora Bolonyai USC Jr. Budapest, Hungary 3.39  Economics/Mathematics Water Polo 
Laura Claus San Diego Sr. Wiesbaden, Germany  3.96  Finance & Business Administration  Fencing
Katie Dick Washington State Sr. Victoria, B.C.  3.98  Philosophy  Crew 
Amarens Green Hawaii Sr. Gorinchem, Netherlands 3.91  Kinesiology  Water Polo 
Hailee Hansen Utah Jr. Bountiful, Utah 3.95  Mass Communication  Gymnastics
Caitlin Kennedy Southern Utah Gr. Temple, Texas 4.00  Exercise Science  Gymnastics 
Rachel Palmer Northern Arizona Jr. Bucklands, Beach, Aukland, New Zealand 3.86  Health Sciences-Public Health  Swimming 
Anna Senko UCLA Jr. Winchester, Mass. 3.91  Communication Studies  Swimming 
Katie Yamamura UC Davis Sr. Palo Alto, Calif. 3.93  Neurobiology/Physiobiology&Behavior Gymnastics