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Golfer Carter Named to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior golfer Ali Carter was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 8 Women’s At-Large first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). It is the third consecutive season Carter has been named to the all-district team.

Carter, who finished her career with a 3.99 in elementary education, was an All-Big Sky Conference first team selection. She recorded a 76.7 stroke average over 20 rounds, leading the Lumberjacks to the Big Sky Conference title and an appearance in the NCAA West Regional.

The Phoenix, Ariz., native was one of 37 students to receive the Gold Ax award, the highest honor given by the university. She was also named the Golden Eagle Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the highest academic honor given by the athletic department. She was chosen for the 2007 and 2008 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Teams and is a candidate for an NCAA Postgraduate scholarship.

Carter is the third NAU student-athlete to be honored this year on the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America District 8 teams. Volleyball player Brittany Stowers was a all-district third team selection in the fall and swimming’s Tami Beinek was chosen to the al-large third team. The teams were selected by voting members of CoSIDA.

Carter was the only sophomore in the district named to the team in 2006-07 and one of 12 sophomores in the country on the national at-large ballot. She was chosen to the all-district second team in 2007-08.

She will be placed on the national at-large ballot with a chance to earn ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America honors with the team announced on June 11. Academic All-America teams are voted upon annually by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). District VIII encompasses all universities within the state of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Washington and British Columbia.

2009 Academic All-District
Women’s At-Large Team First Team
District 8
University Division


Name, School, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major
Kristina Baskett, Utah, Sr., Normandy Park, Wash., 3.69, Communication
Elaine Breeden, Stanford, Jr., Lexington, Ken., 3.65, Classics
Ali Carter, Northern Arizona, Sr., Phoenix, Ariz., 3.99, Elementary education
Margaret Doolittle, Nevada, Jr., Sacramento, Calif., 3.98, Supply chain management
Melanie Gloria, Fresno St., Sr., Montreal, Quebec, 3.85, Business admin./Intl. business
Hannah Grady, Long Beach State, Sr., Coventry, England, 3.93, Political science
Lindsay Kiyama, California-Davis, Sr., Concord, Calif., 3.73, Biochemistry/Biology
Katie Lyons, Nevada, Sr., Reno, Nev., 3.91, Biology
Azahara Munoz, Arizona State, Sr., Malaga, Spain, 3.96, Psychology
Randi Schuler, California-Davis, Sr., Woodland, Calif., 3.95, English