Seniors earns first career All-District selection
NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College senior tennis student-athlete Lyndsay Cooke (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield Christian) has been named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District women's at-large team as chosen by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members in New England. Cooke, who collects her first career selection to the All-District Team, will now be eligible in voting for the Academic All-America team, to be announced later this month.
CoSIDA, which began its recognition of NCAA scholar-athletes in the 1950's, has honored more than 20,000 deserving athletes across all divisions in 12 sports. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Cooke boasts a 3.75 GPA as a studio art major at the College claiming several selections to the Dean's List along the way during her four-year career. Cooke also is a multiple Wheaton Scholar-Athlete honoree in addition to her three selections to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference team and the Intercollegiate Scholar-Athlete (ITA) list.
A two-time captain on the women's tennis team, Cooke finished her career with a 79-9 overall record and claimed six NEWMAC All-Conference selections between singles and doubles play. Cooke went 18-1 overall in singles play (1-0 No.1 /14-0 No. 2) and 6-0 in the NEWMAC alongside a 14-6 record in doubles action all at No. 1 (5-2 NEWMAC) during her senior year. Cooke also garnered five NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week accolades over her four-year career and five NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week selections.
Wheaton posted a 14-4 record in its 2013-14 campaign eventually falling to Wellesley, 5-0, in the NEWMAC Tournament semifinals.