Three female athletes receive academic honors
Three Hamilton College student-athletes were selected to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District Women's At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on May 19.
Deborah Barany '11 (Falcon Heights, Minn./Roseville Area HS) was voted to the first team in the District 1 College Division. Sarah Bray '11 (Rockville, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) and Colleen Callaghan '11 (Queensbury, N.Y./Glens Falls HS) were placed on the third team. A total of 33 student-athletes made the all-district women's at-large team in District 1.
Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Teams
The District I College Division includes all NCAA Division II and III, NAIA and two-year schools located in New York and the six New England states. To be considered for the all-academic teams, the athlete must have reached sophomore academic eligibility and have a grade point average of 3.30 or better. The at-large designation includes 13 women's sports.
Barany made the second team in 2010. In 2011, she led the women's tennis team with nine singles victories as the program's No. 1 player. The dual major in mathematics and neuroscience earned a spot on the New England Small College Athletic Conference spring all-academic team in 2010 and 2011. She finished her Hamilton career in second place on the team's all-time list with 48 singles wins.
Bray was named 2011 first team all-region by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association after she scored 42 goals and assisted on 39 others for 81 points. The midfielder was chosen the 2011 Liberty League offensive player of the year, and was a three-time member of the league's all-academic team as a mathematics major. She finished her career ranked second at Hamilton with 249 points and 111 assists. The women's lacrosse team posted a record of 18-2 and advanced to their fifth straight NCAA Division III championship.
Callaghan was a 2010 All-America second team selection by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, and played in the senior all-star game. The forward set Hamilton season records with 19 goals and 49 points, and tied another record with 11 assists in 2010. She led the 2010 team to a record 13 wins as the Continentals finished 13-3 and reached the finals of the Liberty League championship for the second straight year. The government major made the 2010 league field hockey all-academic team.