Kirk Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District™Team
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