Shippensburg University graduate student Tori Albright was named Thursday afternoon to the 2021-22 Division II Academic All-District 2 At-Large Team, an award that recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance on the field and in the classroom.
All About Tori
Albright has completed two semesters of graduate school at Shippensburg and is majoring in biology. She holds a 3.79 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) after graduating in May 2021 from UConn with a biology degree and a 3.79 GPA.
Albright was an integral presence on a defense that led the nation with 12 shutouts and ranked seventh in the nation in allowing just 0.81 goals per game. She was also a valuable contributor to penalty corners, finishing the season with three goals and six assists.
Her performance at Shippensburg this season was especially noteworthy considering she played forward during her undergraduate career at UConn before transitioning to defense with the Raiders and becoming an All-American at the position.
It is the second consecutive year that an SU Field Hockey player has been named to the Academic All-District 2 ® At-Large Team. Molly Herigan was honored last season.
The Academic All-District ® Team is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). While most of the Academic All-District and All-America ® teams focus on specific sports such as football, basketball or volleyball, the At-Large category features a collection of several sports – making Albright’s selection especially prestigious.
Other Awards and Categories
The women’s At-Large category includes the sports of beach volleyball, bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, rowing, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo.
District 2 includes all schools from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), Mountain East Conference (MEC) and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).
Whats Next for Albright
Albright is now among those eligible for consideration for the Academic All-America ® At-Large Team that will be announced June 15.
For more information about CoSIDA’s Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com.