Emily Eshoo Named Google Cloud Academic All-American

Emily Eshoo Named Google Cloud Academic All-American

AUSTIN, Texas – University of Tampa senior women's basketball player Emily Eshoo has been honored as a member of the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division II Women's Basketball teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

A senior guard from Naperville, Ill., Eshoo carries a 4.0 GPA while majoring in international studies. Her success has also carried over to the basketball floor, where she has started all 29 games for the 21-8 Spartans while leading UT to a 2019 NCAA Tournament bid. She currently averages 9.5 points per game and ranks third on the team with 58 assists. Her 40.7 3-point field goal percentage is also second on the team. A transfer from Bradley University, she currently sits at third all-time with a 40.1 career 3-point percentage in her two seasons at UT.

In addition to her success in the classroom and on the court,  Eshoo has also served as an Education Abroad Ambassador for the UT International Programs Office and an Alumni Ambassador for CIS. She also studied abroad in Madrid, Spain last summer and recently participated in Great American Teach-In (November 2018). She is also the Vice-President of UT's SAAC organization and a Congressional intern for U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (14th District).

Eshoo becomes the 53rd Academic All-American from the University of Tampa, and the seventh women's basketball player. Since 1952, the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) have honored student/athletes for academic as well as athletic achievement with the creation of the CoSIDA Academic All-America teams. Capital One sponsors the awards in partnership with CoSIDA. To be eligible, a student/athlete must be in his/her second year of residence at the institution, must be a starter or important substitute and must maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.

The Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.

For more information on the Google Cloud Academic All-America® program, go to https://academicallamerica.com/.

FIRST TEAM

Name                                                   School                                                                            Yr.       GPA               Major
Cassidy Boensch                      Grand Valley State University                        Jr.     3.93          Biochemistry & Pre-Med
Emily Ferreri (3)                       Saint Michael's College                                Sr.     4.00          Biology
Jessica Kelliher (1)                    Lewis University                                         Sr.     3.84          Organizational Communications
Alexy Mollenhauer                   Anderson University                                    Jr.     4.00          English / Secondary Education
Mikayla Williams                     UC San Diego                                           Jr.     3.89          Public Health

SECOND TEAM

Name                                                   School                                                                            Yr.       GPA               Major
Kallie Bildner                          Lindenwood University                                 Jr.     3.96          Physical Education w/K-12 Certification
Anja Fuchs-Robetin (3)                Florida Southern College                               Sr.     3.95          Exercise Science
Tiffany Lapotsky                      East Stroudsburg University                           Jr.     4.00          Exercise Science
Hailey Tucker (2)                     Southwestern Oklahoma State University             Sr.     3.90          Communications
Katie Webb                           Southeastern Oklahoma State University             Gr.    3.93/4.00   Business Administration

THIRD TEAM

Name                                                   School                                                                            Yr.       GPA               Major
Natalie Diaz                          Dominican University                                   Sr.     3.55          Business Administration
Emily Eshoo                            University of Tampa                                    Sr.     4.00          International Studies
Jodi Johnson                           Ashland University                                      Jr.     3.85          Supply Chain Management
Emily Miller (3)                        Roberts Wesleyan College                            Jr.     3.99          Marketing
Katie Webster                        Tarleton State University                               Sr.     4.00          Kinesiology 

Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year:  Jessica Kelliher, Lewis University

(1) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II first team selection in 2017-18
(2) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II second team selection in 2017-18
(3) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II third team selection in 2017-18