Morrison collects Capital One Academic All-District honors
FARMINGTON -- University of Maine at Farmington senior midfielder Emma Morrison (Saco, Maine) was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District 1 NCAA Division III At-Large First Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America this afternoon.
The Capital One Academic All-District Women's At-Large Teams, selected by COSIDA, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts. District 1 NCAA Division III includes colleges and universities from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
The at-large teams include student-athletes competing in women's bowling, women's crew, men's and women's fencing, field hockey, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's rifle, men's and women's skiing, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's volleyball, men's and women's water polo and men's wrestling.
Morrison graduated last weekend with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and a concentration in biology. She finished her UMF career with a grade-point average of 3.953.
Morrison also earned Capital One Academic All-District 1 NCAA Division III First Team honors in women's basketball in February.
Last summer, the senior attended the six-week Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics at North Carolina State University and received Protecting Human Research Participants Certification, an ethics training required to design and complete research funded by the National Institute of Health.
Morrison, a math tutor and certified tax preparer, presented a biostatistics project at the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges Undergraduate Research Conference and the UMF Math Hour. She was awarded the Clifford Oliver and Wendall H. Towle Memorial scholarships. She also conducting a statistics research project on first-year fitness classes at UMF in the spring of 2011.
On the field, Morrison, along with classmates Amie Daniels (Lewiston, Maine) and Alyssa Neptune (Readfield, Maine), captained the Beavers' women's lacrosse team. The team leader in goals scored (27) and draw controls (46), she earned All-North Atlantic Conference East Division First Team and All-Academic Team in 2011 and 2012.
Morrison was also captain of the women's basketball team.
Morrison served as the president of the UMF Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She served as vice president in 2010-2011. She was selected by her peers for the Beaver Pride Award and earned the UMF Female Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year.