Student-athletes from across the Minnesota College Athletic Conference will have an additional honor to aim for in 2018-19.
The NJCAA and CoSIDA have announced recently the addition of a two-year college division to allow for the awarding of Academic All-America Honors. The new award will be presented in the spring of 2019, in combination with the long-standing four-year college awards found in the NCAA and NAIA.
Within MCAC sports, student-athletes have had the opportunity to earn All-Academic Conference honors, team academic honors in selected sports and most recently, an MCAC Elite Award which is allocated to student-athletes who display success on the field through MCAC All-Division status or higher in their sport(s) and earn MCAC All-Academic honors.
As noted by the NJCAA's Ricky Webster, CoSIDA allows for opportunities in several areas for professional growth and development with college sports marketing, communication, sports information, and other aspects of college sport operations. The yearly CoSIDA convention will attract over 1,000 attendees from NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA and other college sports associations.
For more on the new NJCAA/CoSIDA initiative - including key contact persons in CoSIDA - please click this link.
More information on the Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is at: GOOGLE CLOUD ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA
About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.
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