June 10, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Senior rower Emily Kasavana was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team, announced on Thursday, June 10, by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Kasavana earned First Team All-District 5 honors, which made her eligible for All-America status. The third team All-American award is the second time Kasavana has earned the honor in her career. She garnered the same distinction in 2009.
Kasavana, who graduated on Saturday, May 8, with a degree from IU's Kelley School of Business, also received the Stahr Award, which is presented to five graduating seniors at Indiana University who have excelled academically while serving as active student leaders. She earns the Lionel D. Edie Award, which is given to the highest-ranking graduating senior majoring in Business Economics. Kasavana was also named IU's Anita Aldrich Leadership Award winner, given by the Indiana Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to a female varsity student-athlete who exemplifies the ideals of leadership, scholastic achievement and athletic ability.
Kasavana, IU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president, is a three-time Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. She earned ESPN The Magazine Third Team Academic All-America honors in 2009 and was the Hoosiers' Scholastic Achievement Award winner in 2009 and 2010. She was also named the 2009 Jack Tichenor Award winner for having the highest grade point average of any female IU student-athlete. Kasavana was named the 2010 Hoosier Award honoree, which is given by IU Athletics to a student-athlete that has brought honor and distinction to IU.
Kasavana, the 2008 IU Rowing MVP, was the 2007 and 2008 Aline Robinson Mental Attitude Award winner, which is given by IU Athletics to a female student-athlete from each sport who has distinguished herself in athletics and academics, and has displayed an outstanding mental attitude.