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Local college honors

• Connecticut College junior Maddie Ford has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District At-Large women's swimming team, making her eligible for Academic All-America honor.

Ford, a double major in computer science and art, earned 2020 CSCAA All-America honors in the 200-yard freestyle as well as the 400 free relay after qualifying for NCAA Division III Championships, which were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. She was also a two-time NCAA All-American as a sophomore in 2019 and is a six-time All-New England Small College Athletic Conference honoree in her career and a member of the 400 and 800 free relay squads which hold school records.

• Conn College senior Connor Rodericks has been named to the CoSIDA District II Academic All-America At-Large men's hockey team for the second time in his career, making him eligible for Academic All-America honors.

Rodericks, an economics major, graduated as the most decorated student-athlete in the 40-year history of the men's ice hockey program and was most recently the recipient of the institution's Anita L. DeFrantz Award as the athletic department's top male athlete. He ended his career with five school records, including a .929 career save percentage, a 2.47 goals against average, and four shutouts. Rodericks' .939 save percentage and 2.02 goals against average this season were also single-season school records.

In addition, Rodericks was named the NESCAC Player of the Year, a CCM/AHCA All-America Second Team selection, and a New England Hockey Writers Association Division II/III All-Region honoree. The goalie is the only Camel men's ice hockey player to earn NESCAC Player of the Year and All-America honors.

• Conn College women's track & field standouts Meredith Cronin and Koko Mensah have been named All-Americans by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Cronin, who was also named an All-American for placing 33rd at the 2019 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships this past fall, received the award for her efforts in the 5,000-meter run. She broke an 18-year school record with a time of 17:17.40 at Boston University's Valentine Invitational on Feb. 15 and qualified for the nationals, which were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mensah, who qualified for four NCAA Championship events in her career, registered the third-best shot put mark in the country this past winter by registering a school-record toss of 46-feet, 10-inches at the New England Division III Championships on Feb. 29. She ended her career with a school record in the shot put, both indoors and outdoors, as well as the weight throw.

The Division III Track & Field Executive Committee decided to recognize all NCAA championship qualifiers as All-Americans.

• Conn College men's track & field freshman Jeffrey Love has been named an All-American by the USTFCCCA. Love qualified for the 2020 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:30.69 during a meet at Tufts on March 7. The nationals were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

• Coast Guard Academy's Josiah Davis, Adora Lawrence and Ben Zarlengo have earned All-America recognition from the USTFCCCA for the 2020 indoor season. The Division III Track & Field Executive Committee decided to recognize all NCAA championship qualifiers as All-Americans.

Zarlengo had the third best throw in the nation in the weight throw with a school record throw of 19.23 meters. Davis qualified in the 800 with a time of 1:53.58, the 12th fastest time posted this season. He earned All-America honors indoors in the 800 last season with an eighth-place finish. Lawrence was set to compete in the 400. She qualified with a time of 58.19, the 15th best time in Division III this season.


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