Paula Heuser Earns CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Second Team Honors

2015-16 CoSIDA Division I Academic All-America Women's At-Large Team

ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany field hockey junior Paula Heuser continues to earn national honors, being selected as a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American for the first time.

Heuser was named to the 2015-16 Division I Women’s At-Large Second Team after earning All-District I honors the previous two seasons.  She joins UAlbany women’s soccer student-athlete Krista Fitzpatrick as Great Danes who have earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors this season.

The junior midfielder and two-time America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year stands with a 3.83 GPA in business administration.  She is a three-time member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Academic Squad and a two-time selection to the America East All-Academic Team.

On the field, she is the NCAA active leader in goals and points scored, standing as the two-time NFHCA Northeast Player of the Year and America East Midfielder of the Year.  This past season, she led UAlbany to its second straight America East title and NCAA Tournament appearance with 34 goals and 12 assists.

The CoSIDA Academic All-America teams are voted on by sports information directors across the country.  The all-district student-athletes were eligible for All-America.  Heuser was selected as one of 45 All-Americans in the at-large category across 12 different women’s sports: beach volleyball, bowling, crew, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.

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