FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – For the second time in as many years, Nova Southeastern women’s golfer Sofia Garcia Austt has been named a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District Women’s At-Large First Team, officially announced on Thursday.
The teams, divided geographically, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
The At-Large teams consist of student-athletes across 14 intercollegiate sports, including: beach volleyball, bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, and water polo.
Already a two-time All-American on the course, Garcia Austt will now look to become a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American following her junior year in which she’s continued to boast a 3.85 cumulative GPA while studying Business Management. As an integral piece of the No. 1-ranked NSU women’s golf team, Garcia Austt rattled off five Top-10 finishes in seven tournaments before concluding 2019-20 ranked as Division II’s No. 11 player. Over the course of 20 rounds, she recorded a scoring average of 73.80, including four rounds of par or better. Garcia Austt opened the year by tying for fourth at the Division I-heavy BUBBA Burger Jacksonville Classic, and later tied for second at the NSU Shark Invitational following an opening round of (-4) 68.
Garcia Austt will now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. Academic All-America honorees will be announced from June 16-19.
A complete list of the CoSIDA Academic All-District Women’s At-Large Teams can be viewed here.
For more information about CoSIDA’s Academic All-District and Academic All-America Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com on CoSIDA.com.