Colleen Allen Earns CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic Honors

May 20, 2010

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Senior defender Colleen Allen (Gloucester, MA/Gloucester HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team has earned post-season academic honors.

Allen has been named second team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District. She was named to the College Division At-Large team for District I, which includes all non-NCAA Division I universities in New York and New England and includes student-athletes participating in bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. The first, second and third teams each include 10 members and are chosen by a vote of College Sports Information Directors of America members within each district. To be nominated, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or better and must have participated in half of their team's contests.

Allen scored one goal and added two assists for three points, had 26 ground balls, four draw controls and caused seven turnovers while completing her career as a four-year starter on defense. A three-time Academic All-America nominee and a previous member of the All-District Team, Allen was UMass Dartmouth's 2010 Senior Scholar-Athlete as the top female student-athlete for the 2009-2010 season. She earned four varsity letters, served as team captain during her junior and senior seasons, and is a physics major with a perfect seven for seven in Chancellor's List honors (reserved for students with a 3.8 or better semester grade point average). She was named a Commonwealth Scholar at UMass Dartmouth's annual Honors Convocation this spring. Last summer, she completed a National Science Foundation-funded International Research Experience for Students in Sweden. After graduating this weekend, Allen will pursue a master's degree at Duke University.

"We are very pleased to have Colleen honored again in this fashion," said UMass Dartmouth Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Jerry Jennings. "She has been a great player and a great academic representative of the university, and we have every confidence she will be as successful in graduate school at Duke as she has been here."

The first, second and third teams each include 10 members and are chosen by a vote of College Sports Information Directors of America members within each district. To be nominated, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or better and must have participated in half of their team's contests.

UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE