Shae Fournier Named to Capital One Academic All-America Third Team
June 5, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana's Shae Fournier has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team. Nominated by the Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for her outstanding academic achievements, Fournier, who earned her degree in Psychology this May, finished her college career with a 3.65 GPA and is the first Academic All-American in IU water polo history.
The at-large team for the Capital One Academic All-America® program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; and bowling, rowing and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.
Named CWPA Player of the Year, Shae became Indiana's all-time leading scorer during the 2014 season with 302 goals. Fournier is one of only five women's colligate water polo players to ever reach 300 goals in their career.
Fournier, who currently holds the record at Indiana for most goals scored in a season with 95, scored 82 goals during her senior campaign, which is second-most all-time in a single season at IU.
The All-American and four-time All-Conference selection earned 19 weekly Player of the Week honors from the CWPA, a conference record. She has also set a new Indiana all-time assist record with 154, passing Brooke Zimmerman's (2006-08) previous record of 151. She also ranks second in career steals (306) in the IU record books.
With less than one minute on the clock, Fournier scored the game-winner against Princeton in the CWPA Championships, earning her team the eighth and final spot in the NCAA Tournament. It gave the Hoosiers their third appearance in the NCAA Championship, and the second of Fournier's career.
Each year, the Capital One Academic All-America program selects distinguished student-athletes to become part of an honorary team that include all NCAA championship sports. Since 1952, the CoSIDA has honored more than 20,000 outstanding student-athletes with this prestigious award, which became known as the Capital One Academic All-America in 2011.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable). Athletes who have not participated in at least 50 percent of their team's contests are not eligible.
No student-athlete is eligible until he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. In the cases of transfers, graduate students and two-year college graduates, the student-athlete must have completed one full calendar year at the nominating institution to be eligible.
Nominees in graduate school must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better both as an undergrad and in grad school.
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