Academic All-America Team

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Trine's Jared Holmquist has been named the 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-American® of the Year for men's basketball and Eastern Mennonite's Jess Rheinheimer has been named the Academic All-American® of the Year for women's basketball by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced.

Holmquist was voted the top scholar-athlete in Division III men's basketball as he headlined the 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III Men's Basketball selections. The All-America® honor is the first of his career and the first for the Trine men's basketball program as a member of Division III. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Holmquist earned a 3.90 GPA as an accounting major at Trine. His academic honors also include three appearances on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll and recognition on Trine University's president's list.

Also the two-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete, Rheinheimer combined 19.5 points and 6.8 rebounds a game with her 3.95 GPA in the classroom.  A versatile 5-10 forward, she was one of the top shooters in the ODAC again this year, hitting 47.1 percent of her field goal attempts and 33.6 percent from 3-point range.  She connected on 82.6 percent of her free throws.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® honors, student-athletes must have been named a first team Academic All-District® performer.

2015-16 Academic All-America ® Men’s Basketball Team

First team          
Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major 
Jordan Daley Calvin Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich. 3.83 Psychology
Lucas Hausman Bowdoin Sr. Westport, Conn. 3.53 Economics
Jared Holmquist Trine Sr. Reed City, Mich. 3.90 Accounting
DeShawn Lowman Neumann Jr. Wilmington, Del. 4.00 Criminal justice
Daniel Purvlicis Wabash Sr. Noblesville, Ind. 3.87 Rhetoric
Second team          
Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major 
Dillon Bender Mount Aloysius  Sr. Seneca, S.C. 3.98 Business
Tyler Duffy Rose-Hulman Sr. Fishers, Ind. 3.96 Software engineering/economics 
Trey Gordon Gallaudet Sr. Talladega, Ala. 3.78 Government/communications
Michael Megafu St. Joseph’s (Bklyn.) Sr. Jamaica, N.Y. 3.83 Biology
Jack Serbin Carnegie Mellon Jr. New Albany, Ohio 3.79 Business administration
Third team          
Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Todd Bonheyo Gallaudet Sr. Frederick, Md. 3.98 Mathematics
Mitch Ford Nazareth Sr. Victor, N.Y. 3.36 Business administration
Ben Gardner Hope Sr. Carmel, Ind. 3.70 Public accounting
Ben Ryan Augustana Sr. Washington, Ill. 3.54 Biochemistry/pre-medicine
George Valle Whitworth Sr. Bellevue, Wash. 3.79 Marketing

2015-16 Academic All-America ® Women’s Basketball Team

First team          
Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major 
Holly Denfeld Milwaukee Engineering Jr. Edgar, Wis. 4.00 Architectural eng./construction mgmt
Aubrey Folger Lancaster Bible Sr. South Berwick, Maine 3.88 Sport management
KC McConnell Whitworth Sr. Clarkston, Wash. 3.95 Kinesiology/education
Lisa Murphy Carnegie Mellon Jr. McLean, Va. 3.78 Psychology
Jess Rheinheimer Eastern Mennonite  Sr. Manheim, Pa. 3.95 Nursing
Second team          
Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major 
Eireann Anastasi Delaware Valley  Gr. Philadelphia, Pa. 3.93 Business admin. (accounting)
Sabrina Drammis MIT Sr. Hilton Head Island, S.C. 3.84 Computer science
Jackie Hudepohl Carnegie Mellon  Jr. Saratoga, Calif. 4.00 Mathematics (statistics)
Maura McAfee Hope Sr. Midland, Mich. 3.69 Biology
Jill Ritrosky Eastern Connecticut Sr. Pittsfield, Mass. 3.96 Sport & leisure management
Third team          
Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major 
Cary Beahm Roanoke Jr. Dendron, Va. 3.96 Criminal justice sociology
Samm Chandler Averett So. Burnsville, N.C. 4.00 Biomedical science/sports mgmt.
Malory Christenson Carroll  Sr. Appleton, Wis. 3.94 Physical therapy
Jordan Holmes Denison Jr. Pittsburgh, Pa. 3.30 Psychology
Kelsey Tietje Defiance Jr. Deshler, Ohio 3.72 Business administration