UD's Casanova Earn Capital One Academic All-District® Baseball Honors

May 12, 2015

The 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District® Baseball and Softball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. The University of Dubuque's Daniel Casanova (So., OF, Lake Tapps, Wash./Auburn Riverside HS) earned the award in baseball while Victoria Woltz (Jr., 1B, Wykoff, Minn./Chatfield HS) earned First-team Academic All-District ® honors in softball. ​UD was the lone Iowa Conference school to have a player named in both baseball and softball. First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month and in early June. 

Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011. To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the fourth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2014-15 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.


Pos.    Name                                 School                                               Yr.       Hometown                         GPA    Major

P         Anthony Konopaski         PACIFIC LUTHERAN                      Sr.       Port Angeles, Wash.         3.71    Business administration

P         Dan Scheibe                    WHITWORTH                                   Sr.       Richland, Wash.                 3.93    Psychology

C         Victor Munoz                    OCCIDENTAL                                  Sr.       La Verne, Calif.                  3.80    Kinesiology

IF         Sam Fox                            POMONA-PITZER                           Sr.       New York, N.Y.                   3.55    Political studies / English

IF         Zach Jacobs                     TEXAS LUTHERAN                        Sr.       Brenham, Texas                3.97    Kinesiology

IF         Eric Lawson                      LINFIELD                                          Jr.        Mill Creek, Wash.              3.91    Marketing

IF         Mark Tumlinson               REDLANDS                                      Jr.        Anaheim, Calif.                  3.90    Physics / mathematics

OF       Daniel Casanova            DUBUQUE                                        So.      Lake Tapps, Wash.           4.00    Biology

OF       Will Cates                          SOUTHWESTERN                          Jr.        Cy Fair, Texas                    3.75    Biochemistry

OF       Ryan Kemp                       WARTBURG                                     Jr.        Keokuk, Iowa                      3.93    Business administration

DH      Ben Douglas                    MCMURRY                                        Sr.       Moose Jaw, Sask.             3.82    Accounting



Pos.    Name                                 School                                               Yr.       Hometown                         GPA    Major

P         Taylor Grissom                TEXAS LUTHERAN                        Jr.        Spring, Texas                     3.86    Education

P         Shelby Parker                  EAST TEXAS BAPTIST                  Gr.       Brazoria, Texas                  3.54    Sports & exercise leadership

C         Tori Haag                          SIMPSON (IA)                                  Jr.        Waukee, Iowa                    3.83    Global management

IF         Danielle Duman              LINFIELD                                          So.      Eugene, Ore.                      3.86    Elementary education

IF         Stephanie Hayden          BUENA VISTA                                  Sr.       Prairie City, Iowa               3.98    Accounting & management

IF         Ashley Jacobsen             TEXAS LUTHERAN                        Sr.       Marion, Texas                    3.73    Accounting

IF         Kenzie Schmoll               LINFIELD                                          So.      Grants Pass, Ore.              4.00    Computer science

IF         Victoria Woltz                   DUBUQUE, UNIVERSITY OF        Jr.        Wykoff, Minn.                     3.96    Wellness & exercise science

OF       Jacquelyn Brown             TEXAS LUTHERAN                        Jr.        Vidor, Texas                       3.87    Accounting

OF       Erin Lang                          COE                                                   So.      Watertown, Wis.                 3.88    Math / business administration

OF       Kelsey Rose                     LUTHER                                            Sr.       Bettendorf, Iowa                3.77    Management / accounting

DP      Megan John                     WHITWORTH                                   Sr.       Beaverton, Ore.                  3.97    Health science