18 Consecutive (2000-2017) LEC Championships

Kirk Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District™ Team

Senior Nicole Kirk was named to CoSIDA's Division III Academic All-District™ Region One team for women's track and field.
Senior Nicole Kirk was named to CoSIDA's Division III Academic All-District™ Region One team for women's track and field.

Kirk Named to CoSIDA Academic All-DistrictTeam

            GORHAM, Maine -- University of Southern Maine senior Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) was among the ten athletes named to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America's (CoSIDA) Division III Academic All-District™ Women's Track & Field and Cross Country team that was released Thursday following voting be the district members of CoSIDA.

            Kirk is the second USM student-athlete to be recognized by CoSIDA this spring.  Junior Dan Del Gallo (Gardiner, Maine), a member of the Huskies' wrestling team, was recently named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District™ At-Large team.  Both are now eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors.  Kirk is the fifth member of the women's track and field program to receive CoSIDA Academic All-District™ honors.

            A nursing major with a 3.66 cumulative grade point average, Kirk won the 2016 Little East Conference outdoor title in the 100 meters, and was a member of the champion 4 x 100-meter relay.  During the indoor season, she won the Little East Conference and New England Alliance 60-meter dash titles and earned All-Conference and All-Alliance honors in the 200 and 400 meters.  She also competed at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in the 200 meters.

            Kirk is a multiple-time All-Little East Conference, Division III All-New England, NEICAAA All-New England and All-ECAC recipient indoors and outdoors.  During her career at USM, Kirk has won three LEC individual titles and received 21 All-LEC honors.  She has participated at the NCAA indoor championships in 2015 and 2016.  She holds six individual school records and part of four record relays.

            To be nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors, 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).  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.


CoSIDA Division III Academic All-District™ Team - Region One


Name                           School                               Yr.       Hometown                   Major

Maryann Gong             MIT                                    Jr.        Livermore, Calif.          Electrical engineering & computer sci.

Anna Harleen              WILLIAMS                         So.       Ross, Calif.                   Biology

Nicole Kirk                   SOUTHERN MAINE           Sr.        Scarborough, Maine    Nursing

Naloti Palma               WESTFIELD STATE          Sr.        Westborough, Mass.     Ethnic & gender studies

Liz Pellegrini               WPI                                    Sr.        Worcester, Mass.          Biomedical engineering

Danielle Poto              BRIDGEWATER STATE    Sr.        North Andover, Mass.   Spanish

Holly Rigoli                  ENDICOTT                        Sr.        Waltham, Mass.           Accounting

Lacey Serletti              WILLIAMS                         Sr.        Wynnewood, Pa.          Biology

Lea Strangio                WPI                                    So.       Watertown, Mass.         Chemical engineering

Emily Sundquist          WILLIAMS                         Gr.       Salt Lake City, Utah     Biology / math

Nicole Zeinstra            MIT                                    Sr.        Holland, Mich.             Chemical & biological eng. / biology