BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Three more student-athletes from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) earned Academic All-America honors on Tuesday, as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its NCAA Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America At-Large Teams.
Among the student-athletes honored were Augsburg men's hockey forward Nate Flynn, Gustavus women's tennis player Katie Aney and Carleton women's golfer Ziyi Wang. Flynn and Aney both received All-America honors for the second time, while Wang earned her first Academic All-America accolade.
Aney (Sr. | Rochester, Minn. | Century) received First Team Academic All-America honors on Tuesday after having previously earned Second Team recognition last June. A two-time All-MIAC singles and doubles selection, Aney went 10-0 against Conference foes as a solo act in 2018 and posted an 8-2 record in doubles play. Over four years as a Gustie, Aney logged a 79-23 overall record in singles play, with an impressive 33-1 mark against MIAC opponents. The 2018 MIAC Women's Tennis Elite 22 award winner graduated this spring with a 3.96 grade-point average in biochemistry and mathematics at Gustavus.
Flynn (Sr. | Hastings, Minn.) earned First Team Academic All-America honors in 2018 after garnering Second Team recognition last year. The senior captain led the MIAC Playoff champion Auggies with 12 goals and 16 assists in his final season of competition, landing on the All-MIAC squad for the third consecutive year. Flynn is an accounting and finance major with a 3.98 grade-point average at Augsburg. In addition to Flynn, Augsburg wrestlers Sam Bennyhoff and Victor Gliva were also honored with Academic All-America status.
Wang (Jr. | Beijing City, China | Lighthouse Christian Academy) was named a Second Team Academic All-America recipient, capping a junior campaign loaded with accolades. The 2017-18 MIAC Women's Golf Player of the Year took home medalist honors at the Conference meet last October and registered top-10 finishes in eight of her nine outings throughout the season. Wang went on to tie for seventh-place at the 2018 NCAA Championships, earning Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America and All-Region honors along the way. Off the course, Wang earned the MIAC Elite 22 Award for her academic excellence and has logged a 3.93 cumulative grade-point average as an Asian Studies major at Carleton.