MOUNT VERNON - Cornell junior Camille Marie-Lidd
has been named to the 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-District First Team for women's basketball, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Marie-Lidd, of Marion, was honored on the NCAA Division III top unit in District 8. The six-player first team included three other Iowa Conference selections in Buena Vista's Laura Hilby, Coe's Kayla Waskow and Simpson's Kate Nielsen.
As a first team recipient, Marie-Lidd advances to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where Division III first, second and third-team All-America honorees will be selected Feb. 21.
The all-academic teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for consideration, a player must be a starter or important reserve, have completed one full calendar year at the nominating institution and carry a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3.
Marie-Lidd, a two-time academic all-IIAC performer, is pursuing a major in psychology. She carries a 3.92 GPA.
Marie-Lidd is averaging 12.7 points and a team-best 7.8 rebounds this season. The 6-foot-2 center joined the 1,000-point club in January and ranks fifth on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,023 points. Marie-Lidd is also among Cornell's career leaders in blocked shots (third, 83), free throws made (third, 281), rebounds (sixth, 511) and field goals made (sixth, 368).