Delaney Whittet Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Accolade
LA JOLLA, Calif. – Delaney Whittet of the No. 14 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 8 Division II First Team.
The Academic All-District selection is Whittet’s first of her career. She is one of 12 student-athletes and five defenders chosen to the first team, and will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, which will be voted on next month.
Whittet has excelled in the classroom and on the pitch. Academically, the junior holds a 3.86 cumulative GPA, majoring in communication and minoring in entrepreneurship and innovation.
On the field, Whittet is one of three team captains for the nationally-ranked Tritons. The defender has been key to the Tritons’ success this season, as they hold a 14-1-1 record. UC San Diego’s stingy defense has recorded 12 shutouts in its 16 matches for the nation’s fourth-highest shutout percentage (0.75).
The Manhattan Beach native has started all 16 contests this season. Along with goalkeeper Angelica Ramos, Whittet is the only other Triton to play all 1,473 minutes.
Whittet and the second-seeded Tritons will return to action in the semifinals of the CCAA Tournament. UC San Diego will host the match at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Triton Soccer Stadium.
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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