EDISON, NJ – Fairfield University junior forward Samantha Cooper, Rider University junior guard Kamila Hoskova, and Siena College red-shirt senior forward Brett Bisping have been selected to the 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams.
All three First Team honorees have advanced to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where First, Second, and Third Team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. To qualify for the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30, reached sophomore standing academically, be a starter or key reserve on his or her team, and participated in a minimum of 50% of their team’s games.
Fairfield’s Samantha Cooper was named to the CoSIDA Women’s Basketball Academic All-District 1 First Team. Cooper is a Biology major, who posted a 3.70 GPA and was one of five student-athletes selected to the District 1 team. The Sudbury, Ontario native is a three-time member of the MAAC All-Academic Team (2014, 2015 & 2016).
Rider’s Kamila Hoskova was selected to the CoSIDA Women’s Basketball Academic All-District 2 First Team. The Junior is a Mathematics/Economics major and compiled a 3.92 GPA. Hoskova was one of five members of the District 2 team, her 3.92 GPA tied for the highest mark on the team. She was also selected to the 2016 MAAC All-Academic Team after her sophomore campaign.
Siena’s Brett Bisping was selected to the CoSIDA Men’s Basketball Academic All-District 1 First Team. Bisping recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA in his first semester as a graduate student last fall, he registered a cumulative 3.42 GPA as an undergraduate where he majored in Finance and Economics. The red-shirt senior was named to the MAAC All-Academic team three times over the course of his career (2014, 2015 & 2016).
CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) was founded in 1957 and is a 3,000+ member national organization comprised of the sports public relations, media relations and communications/information professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United States and Canada. The 2016-17 academic year will mark the 60th year of the organization, making it the second oldest management association in all of intercollegiate athletics. CoSIDA became an affiliated partner with NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) in December of 2008.