AUSTIN, Texas -- Three Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) student-athlete standouts were named 2017-18 CoSIDA Academic Women's Basketball All-Americans on Tuesday (March 13) as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Ashland's Andi Daugherty and Laina Snyder were honored along with Ferris State's Rachel McInerney who rounded out the GLIAC representation.
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 2017-18 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.
The six CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II women's basketball first team members hold a composite 3.94 GPA. Seven members of the 16-player first, second and third teams honorees hold a perfect 4.00 cumulative GPA.
Three CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II women's basketball selections are repeat picks from the 2016-17 honor squads with the trio of players making the 2017-18 first team. The repeat performers from the women's team include Ashland University's Andi Daugherty, a second team selection in both 2015-16 and 2016-17, Minnesota State University – Moorhead's Drew Sannes, a third team honoree in 2016-17, and Ashland's Laina Snyder, a second team selection in 2016-17.