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Thursday, June 11, 2009

WSU's DiPietro earns All-America honors

Compiled by MiCHO Staff

Wayne State University women's hockey student-athlete Lindsay DiPietro has been voted to the 2009 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's At-Large University Division Third Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday morning.

DiPietro becomes the first Academic All-America selection in the 10-year history of the WSU women's hockey program.

The At-Large team represents athletes from the following women's sports: bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming/diving, tennis and water polo. The University Division includes student-athletes from programs which compete at the NCAA Division I level.

DiPietro completed her eligibility with a 3.89 cumulative grade-point average in finance. She was named to the WSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll (term gpa 3.5+) every semester and was a three-time College Hockey America All-Academic Team selection. She received the Dean's Award from the School of Business Administration for Fall 2008, and was a recipient of the Financial Executives International Award in 2009, an accolade given to the top accounting or finance student who is nearing graduation.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average 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.

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.

Photo courtesy Wayne State Athletics

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