June 23, 2011


Tota among nation’s elite student-athletes

SUNY Cortland men’s lacrosse attackman Mike Tota has been selected to the 2011 Capital One College Division Academic All-America Men’s At-Large second team.
Tota, a junior out of Webster Schroeder High School, is also one of four Cortland student-athletes in four different sports who earned Capital One academic all-district honors. Tota was named to the District I All-Academic Men’s At-Large first team.
Junior softball shortstop Jessica Harman (Penfield) was chosen to the District I All-Academic Softball second team, while senior women’s golfer Meghan Brunswick (Oneonta) and junior women’s tennis player Alyssa Tretter (Batavia) were each named to the District I All-Academic Women’s At-Large second team.
The teams are chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The at-large teams cover 13 women’s and 12 men’s sports. CoSIDA’s District I includes Division II and III schools from New York and New England.
Tota began the 2011 spring semester with a 4.08 cumulative grade point average. A business economics major, he earned second-team All-SUNYAC honors and was an honorable mention All-American. Tota led Cortland with 40 goals scored and was third on the team with 51 total points in 19 games.
Harman entered the 2011 spring semester with a 3.90 grade point average. The kinesiology major started all 48 games for the Red Dragons this past spring. A second-team all-region shortstop, she batted .362 with two homers, 12 doubles, 27 RBI, nine steals and a team-high 22 walks.
Brunswick, a biomedical sciences major, brought a 3.94 grade point average into the 2011 spring semester. She was the second-best finisher in all five of Cortland’s tournaments last fall, including an 11th place showing at the ECAC Div. II/III Championships. Brunswick also placed in the top 10 in three tournaments this past spring.
Tretter is a childhood and early childhood education major. She started the 2011 spring semester with a 4.0 grade point average. Last fall she posted a 9-3 singles record and advanced to the SUNYAC tournament semifinals in both singles and doubles play. She captured the SUNYAC fourth singles crown as a sophomore in 2009.


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