May 22, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Women's rower Jamie Redman (Spokane, Wash.) and women's lacrosse player Lauren Taylor (Manhasset, N.Y.) have each been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I at-large first team. Both now advance to the national ballot for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, which will be announced on June 12.
Redman, a senior history of science/history of medicine major in Timothy Dwight College, sits in the No. 5 seat for the Yale varsity eight, which is ranked third in the nation. She helped the Bulldogs to a 10-1 record during the dual-race season and a second-place finish at the Eastern Sprints. Yale will compete in the NCAA Team Championships next week in California. Redman is a three-year member of the varsity eight. She earned CRCA All-America honors last spring as Yale's varsity eight captured the NCAA title. She also is a two-time CRCA Scholar-Athlete.
Taylor, a senior history of science/history of medicine major in Silliman College, was a second team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I at-large selection last year. She led Yale in goals (41) and points (59) for the fourth straight time this year. She earned her fourth first team All-Ivy League selection, becoming the fourth player in league history to do so. In addition to her academic honor she was named IWLCA All-Northeast Region on Wednesday as well, making her a candidate for her third IWLCA All-America honor.
Taylor was one of seven students selected to be part of a unique five-year academic program in public health at Yale, taking graduate-level courses for the past two years. After getting her B.A. this year she will receive a Masters degree in public health from Yale next year.
Academic All-District voting is done by the members of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). There are eight districts throughout the country, with 10 first team and 10 second team honorees each. Six of the 10 District I selections were from Ivy League schools. Members of the first team in each district are eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors.
The at-large ESPN The Magazine All-America program includes up to three candidates per school across 13 different women's NCAA sports (bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo).