SUNY Oneonta senior basketball player Madeline Frank has earned academic honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Frank was selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 3 First Team, which earned her automatic consideration for national honors.
Frank is earning District 3 First Team accolades for the first time. District 3 is made up of all the colleges in the state of New York. Each athlete is nominated by their respective Sports Information Offices who are members of CoSIDA.
Frank was selected to the All-Conference Third Team for a second consecutive year. She led the team in rebounding collecting 218 (8.4 rpg) and was seventh in the SUNYAC in rebounding (8.2 rpg). She was second on the team in points with 249 for an average of 9.6 points per contest. She recorded five double-doubles this season with a high of 18 points versus Williams College on Nov. 17th while posting a season high 14 boards against Plattsburgh on Feb. 15th.
Frank finishes her career with 785 points to go with her 776 rebounds. Her rebounds are the all-time record surpassing the old mark of 720 held by two players. She was a career 72 percent shooter from the free throw line and recorded 145 assists and 87 steals.
As a biology major, Frank has earned numerous academic accolades including induction into Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society while being the recipient of the Susan Sutton Smith Award. She is a Provost’s List student and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.
On campus, Frank has earned Silver Level status in the College’s Leadership Academy. She is a certified EMT and is a member of the Oneonta Emergency Squad.
About the Academic All-America ® Program
To be eligible for nomination at the district level, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
In May of 2018, CoSIDA entered into a partnership with Google Cloud and NCAA®, where Google Cloud became the title sponsor of the Academic All-America® Program. The agreement was developed in collaboration with the NCAA, CBS Sports and Turner Sports. The Academic All-America® program has honored thousands of student-athletes since its inception in 1952. It encompasses all sports in which the NCAA conducts championships. There are four divisions in this national program, with NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III teams and a separate College Division program combining NAIA, Canadian and two-year school honorees. There are separate teams selected in football, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s track and field and cross-country. For student-athletes in other sports, such as swimming and diving, tennis, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse and more, they are eligible for the Academic All-America® men’s and women’s at-large programs. The Academic All-District® teams (in eight geographic districts) are voted on by the CoSIDA membership at large, with First Team selections advancing to the national Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. At that point, First Team, Second Team and Third Team Academic All-America® performers are chosen by vote of the CoSIDA Board of Directors, general membership and Academic All-America® Committee members.