Diver Saucier Named Academic All-American

LSU's Hali Saucier at spring graduation
LSU's Hali Saucier at spring graduation
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BATON ROUGE -- LSU diver Hali Saucier has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Women's At-Large Second Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Thursday.

The women's at-large program for Academic All-America includes the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, golf, gymnastics, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, tennis, water polo and swimming and diving.

Saucier, a native of Gig Harbor, Wash., graduated with a 3.92 grade point average in kinesiology. She is one of only two swimming and diving representatives from the Southeastern Conference on either the first or second team.

The honor becomes the fifth academic award Saucier has received this season and the ninth accolade of her career. Last month, she earned an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship and was a finalist for the SEC's H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship.

Saucier plans on furthering her education as a nursing student this fall at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash.

The Academic All-America program annually honors over 1,600 student-athletes who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom.  Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA (the College Sports Information Directors of America), a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 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.

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