OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University senior field hockey goalkeeper Sarah Mueller was named to the 2014 Capital One/CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-District V Division I First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday. It is her first academic honor from CoSIDA.
To qualify for a CoSiDA academic award, a player must have a 3.30 GPA or better and be a significant contributor to the team. By earning first-team honors, Mueller is now eligible to earn a spot on CoSIDA's Academic All-America Team that will be voted on early in June.
It is typically very difficult to earn a spot on one of CoSIDA’s at-large teams, as it is comprised of all the sports that do not have their own individual team. In addition to field hockey, the other female sports that are considered for this award are bowling, ice hockey, lacrosse, swimming and diving, golf, gymnastics, skiing, crew, tennis and water polo. Mueller is one of only six field hockey players in all of NCAA Division I to make it onto one of the eight All-District teams.
Mueller has a 3.97 GPA and is graduating this weekend with a degree in International Studies and French. She is a three-time All-MAC and Academic All-MAC selection, a NFHCA Scholar of Distinction (for having a GPA above 3.90), as well as a two-time NFHCA All-Region selection. This season Mueller played every minute in goal this year, making 125 saves while compiling a .758 save percentage. She led the RedHawks to their second straight Mid-American Conference Tournament championship and first ever berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I team will be announced on June 5.