Source: Saskatchewan Sports Info / Photo credit JoshSchaefer

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan Huskie cross country andtrack & field captain Jodi Souter was named to the 2012 CapitalOne Academic All-America College Division women’s crosscountry/track & field third team, as selected by the CollegeSports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Capital One College Division Academic All-America women’scross country/track & field teams are comprised ofstudent-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.

Souter held a 3.36 GPA as a Graduate Student majoring in molecularbiology, while captaining both the cross country and track &field teams. The fifth-year was named a Second Team All-Canadianand a Canada West First Team All-Star in cross country in 2011, aswell as won a gold (3000m) and silver medal (1500m) to helpthe women’s track & field team capture their third Canada WestChampionship in four seasons. She won the Canada West & CISStudent Athlete Community Award, as well as the Huskie AthleticsValerie Girsberger Award given to the female athlete who bestcombines athletics, academics and community service.

Milika Tuivanuavou of Fresno Pacific University was named theAcademic All-America of the Year.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, astudent-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintaina cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reachedsophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her currentinstitution and be nominated by his/her sports informationdirector.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowedAcademic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes inDivisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championshipsports.
For more information about the Academic All-America®Teams program, please visit