Gannon's Colleen Harriger Named Third Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District
ERIE, Pa. -- Gannon University's Colleen Harriger (So., Erie, Pa./McDowell) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ESPN The Magazine University Division Academic All-District II At-Large Third Team.
A two-sport athlete at Gannon,
participating in water polo and swimming, she holds a perfect 4.0
cumulative grade-point average as a pre-med/biology major. She
recorded 46 goals, 25 assists, 28 steals, three earned kickouts and
24 field saves this year for the Golden Knights.
A Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Western Division second-team selection, Harriger tied for the team lead in assists while being the squad’s second-leading scorer. Her 46 goals equaled the 11th-highest single-season total in school history.
Harriger’s two-year career numbers include 74 goals, 38 assists, 58 steals, 14 earned kickouts and 33 field saves. She ranks 11th all-time at Gannon in goals and 16th in assists.
She is one of five CWPA women's varsity student-athletes named to an All-District team joining fellow District II College Division selection Jessica Barby of Washington & Jefferson College (First Team), District II University Division honoree Marissa Stamler of George Washington University (Second Team), District I College Division recipient Phoebe Bakanas of Connecticut College (Third Team) and District V University Division pick Kelsey Campbell of Indiana University (First Team).
The District II region includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Athletes named to the first team qualify for the national ballot. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
The At-Large Team is comprised of female athletes in bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo to mark the largest Academic All-America division in the program.