Seven Big Ten basketball students — five women and two men — representing seven conference schools have earned Academic All-District honors, it was announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). All seven honorees collected first-team Academic All-District recognition, making them eligible for Academic All-America consideration, with those selections made later this month.
On the women’s side, Indiana’s Amanda Cahill, Iowa’s Ally Disterhoft, Maryland’s Kristen Confroy, Minnesota’s Carlie Wagner and Northwestern’s Ashley Deary each received Academic All-District plaudits on Thursday. Disterhoft is the reigning Academic All-America Team Member of the Year and a two-time Academic All-America selection, while the other four women’s basketball students are seeking their first Academic All-America citation.
Moritz Wagner of Michigan and Caleb Swanigan of Purdue were chosen as Academic All-District honorees on the men’s side. Both students are aiming to be Academic All-Americans for the first time in their respective careers.
Of the seven Big Ten basketball students to earn Academic All-District status on Thursday, four (Cahill, Deary, Swanigan and Moritz Wagner) were selected from District 5, which covers the state of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Confroy was named in District 2 (Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.), while Disterhoft and Carlie Wagner emerged from District 6 (Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin).
The full list of CoSIDA Academic All-District basketball teams can be found by CLICKING HERE.