Thursday, June 10, 2010

University of Albany's Olivia Jarem Selected to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's At-Large Team

Albany, N.Y. - University at Albany's Olivia Jarem has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's At-Large second team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday, June 10. Jarem is the first UAlbany lacrosse player in program history to earn Academic All-America recognition.

Jarem has a 4.00 cumulative grade point average in psychology with a minor in education. She recently received a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, one of 13 females honored nationwide, and plans to study sports psychology as a graduate student at Ithaca College. Jarem was the recipient of UAlbany's Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award as the school's top senior female student-athlete and the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. She was chosen to both the District I Women's At-Large and America East Conference Women's Lacrosse all-academic squads.

A senior from Clifton Park, N.Y., Jarem totaled 31 goals and four assists for the nation's second-ranked scoring offense. She finished 10th among the conference leaders in goals. She led the Great Danes to their first-ever top-20 national ranking, a school-record 13-3 season and the program's first America East Conference regular-season title. Jarem tallied two or more goals in 11 contests and posted a .534 shot percentage.

UAlbany has placed eleven student-athletes on national Academic All-America teams since upgrading to the Division I level in 1999-2000. Jarem is the second woman to be selected, as Amber Maisonet made softball's national first team in 2008.

University at Albany's Academic All-Americans (Division I)
Eddie Scott (2002, 3rd team)

J.T. Herfurth (2000, 1st team)
Ryan MacLean (2002, 2nd team)
Victor Camacho (2003, 1st team)
David Parks (2003, 2nd team)

Men's Soccer
Stephan Hall (2005, 1st team)
Stephan Hall (2006, 1st team)

Amber Maisonet (2008, 1st team)

Men's At-Large
Emil Bove (2002, 2nd team, lacrosse)

Men's Track & Field/Cross Country
Andy Allstadt (2006, 2nd team)

Women's At-Large
Olivia Jarem (2010, 2nd team, lacrosse)

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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