AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College junior guard Madeline Eck has been voted to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team. The teams are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) and were announced by the organization on Thursday afternoon.
The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Basketball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom.
Eck is the leading scorer in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) while also compiling a 3.82 grade point average as a double major in Economics & Psychology.
The newest member of the Amherst women's basketball 1,000 point club, Eck is shooting 51.8% from the field, averaging 5.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. She has scored in double-digits in 23 games this year, including three games of 30+ points.
Last summer, Eck worked in Buenos Aires, Argentina as a Content Marketing Intern with Omnia Salud, a healthcare startup. She is a member of the Amherst Leads Futures Program and is preparing for an internship this summer with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid-March.
One of just two juniors on the District 1 (Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont) team, Eck joins student-athletes from Smith College, MIT, Saint Joseph's College (ME) and Emmanuel College.
The Amherst College women's basketball team is headed to their 12th consecutive NESCAC semifinals and are looking for their fourth straight conference title. Eck and the Mammoths will play Tufts at 4:00 pm Saturday on the campus of Bowdoin College.
About the Google Cloud Academic All-America Teams
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.