BOURBONNAIS, Ill – For the second time in her career, Tiffany Ray (SR/Grandville, Mich.) has been selected as a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. The 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Men's and Women's At-Large Team has been released on Thursday, May 11 to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
In 2017 Ray helped the Olivet Nazarene University women's swimming and diving team to the programs first NAIA National Championship, just the second title in school history. Ray captured two-time individual National Champions, taking gold in both the 200 individual medley and the 400 individual medley. This is her second 200 IM title, capturing the event in 2016 as well. Ray also picked up six NAIA All-America honors, three individual and three relay, for her performances throughout the weekend competition - 800 freestyle relay, 200 IM, 400 medley relay, 400 IM, 200 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay.
In her four –year career, Ray helped lead the Tigers to the 2017 NAIA National Championship, 2016 National Runner-Up, and third place finishes in 2014 and 2015. She is a three-time NAIA National Champion, a two-time NAIA Scholar Athlete and a ten-time NAIA All-American, six individual, four relay.
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 the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable). In baseball and softball, pitchers must have at least 10.0 innings pitched. Athletes who have not participated in at least 50 percent of their team's contests are not eligible. Athletes are nominated by their sports information directors.
The district level is voted on by current dues-paying CoSIDA members, with the exception of Undergraduate Student Members and Associate Members. First-team Academic All-District™ honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, to be voted on by the Academic All-America® Committee, CoSIDA Board of Directors and CoSIDA Staff. From this, a first-, second- and third-team All-America® honorees will be selected later this month.
For more information about the Academic All-District™ and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.
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