MSU's Nochowitz an Academic All-American

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Midwestern State women's tennis senior Lindsay Nochowicz was named to the 2016 Academic All-America Division II Women's At-Large Third Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Wednesday morning.

Nochowicz becomes the eighth Mustang in school history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, capturing the first Academic All-American award since Tyler Maner (football) garnered a second team nod in 2011. The Powder Springs, Georgia native joins Michelle Buekes (2006) as the only women's tennis players to be awarded the prestigious accolade since MSU became a member of the NCAA prior to the 1997-98 academic year.

Nochowicz was one of 45 women from across the country to earn the honor of being named an Academic All-American with 15 student-athletes being selected to each of the three teams. Seattle Pacific gymnast Maria Hundley collected Academic All-America of the Year honors for the women's team.

The at-large program for the CoSIDA 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; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.

Nochowicz helped the Mustangs to their fourth-straight postseason appearance with a showing in the NCAA South Central Region #2 Championship in 2016. She played No. 1 doubles and No. 5 singles for MSU in her final campaign, earning All-Lone Star Conference First Team Doubles accolades with partner Eirini Kontaki after reaching as high as 23rd in the Oracle/ITA Division II doubles rankings and third in the regional poll. She finished the season with a 14-12 doubles mark while adding a 12-6 record in singles play.

In two seasons at Midwestern, Nochowicz was a three-time LSC Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient and was named to the 2016 LSC All-Academic Team. She was tabbed an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete in 2015 and was honored with the MSU Women's Tennis Scholar Award and the Senior Woman Award at the athletics banquet in April.

Nochowicz graduated from Midwestern State last month with a degree in Economics.

Nochowicz was one of just four student-athletes from the South Central Region to be named to the Academic All-America team with St. Mary's Jamie Lee Denton and Cristina Lopez (tennis) and Texas A&M-Kingsville's Marija Dimitrovska (tennis) being selected to the second team. The four student-athletes earned a spot on the Academic All-America Team ballot by being selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 At-Large Team last month.

Schorlemmer, Moreno Earn LSC Scholar-Athlete Honors

Midwestern State's Alfredo Moreno and Maddie Schorlemmer claimed Lone Star Conference Scholar Athlete honors as released by league officials Tuesday afternoon.

Moreno, who sports a 3.37 grade-point average as a criminal justice major, exemplified the student-athlete term as a member of MSU's Lone Star Conference postseason champion last fall on the gridiron as the Mustangs ripped off a 10-2 mark on the way to the top seed in the NCAA Division II playoffs.

The Phoenix native earned the distinguished Marie Morgan Award as MSU's outstanding male athlete after enjoying a breakout senior campaign.

Moreno garnered first-team All-America honors from Don Hansen's Football Gazette and was a second-team pick by D2CCA (sports information directors).

His displayed versatility while making seven starts at left guard, two at right guard and two more at left tackle to earn LSC Offensive Lineman of the Year accolades.

Moreno was tabbed a National Football Foundation Gridiron Club Scholar Athlete earlier this spring. He also garnered LSC Commissioner's Honor Roll status for the spring semester of 2015.

Schorlemmer defined the ideal vision of a collegiate student-athlete during her four seasons of tennis at Midwestern State.

The senior from Argyle enjoyed a breakout season for the Mustangs, ranking as high as 27th in the national singles rankings with a 14-9 record at the No. 1 position in 2016.

Ranked second in the South Central Region, Schorlemmer posted six wins over regionally-ranked opponents and recorded her first victory over a top-50 player this season.

In April, she became the eighth Mustang in program history to reach 100 career dual wins, finishing her four-year career with a 113-40 (.739) to rank sixth on the all-time wins list. In 2016, she also tied for the third-most doubles wins in a single season at MSU, finishing with a 24-4 record.

Schorlemmer collected her third All-LSC Singles honor last week as a repeat selection on the All-LSC Singles first team while being tabbed the LSC Sportsmanship Player of the Year.

A 2016 LSC All-Academic Team selection, Schorlemmer is a two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete and a four-time LSC Commissioner's Honor Roll awardee with a 3.69 GPA in Psychology.

While donning the Maroon and Gold, Schorlemmer helped Midwestern to four NCAA postseason appearances and a pair of LSC Championships including the program's first-ever trip to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2015.

Each academic year, the LSC presents a Scholar-Athlete Award to one male and one female student-athlete at each member institution. These student-athletes are selected as representatives of the outstanding accomplishments in athletics, scholarship and leadership that are displayed on each LSC campus during the year.

To eligible for consideration, student-athletes must have participated at least two years in their sport and be a member of the graduating class.

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