Two UW Student-Athletes Named To Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Teams

May 17, 2013


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University of Wyoming student-athletes Veronica Popovici and Trevor LeValley were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Seven At-Large teams, announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Popovici and LeValley were among 22 student-athletes (11 women and 11 men) selected to the District 7 At-Large teams.

Popovici, a native of Piatra Neamt, Romania, finished her junior season with the Cowgirl tennis team. She achieved a 4.0 grade-point average in family and consumer sciences. She is a two-time Academic All-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete honoree. Athletically, she became the first Cowgirl to earn three-consecutive First Team All-Mountain West honors after going 17-14 overall in singles during the 2012-13 campaign.

LeValley, a product of Lake Stevens, Wash., wrapped up his senior swimming season in 2013. He earned the honor with a 3.87 GPA in chemical engineering. LeValley is a four-time academic all-conference honoree earning two Mountain West awards and two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Awards. LeValley finished an excellent season in the pool that began with a place in the U.S. Olympic Trials during the summer of 2012 and ended with a Second Team All-MPSF honor in the 400 IM in 2013.

To earn Academic All-District At-Large honors a student-athlete must have a cumulative 3.30 GPA, be a sophomore athletically, have completed in 50 percent of his/her team's competitions and completed a full calendar year at their respective institution. Earning Academic All-District honors moves the student-athlete to the ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. CoSIDA District 7 comprises features schools from nine states including Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.