Atwater Earns First Career CoSIDA Academic All-District Honor

Jun 1, 2016

From one podium to the next, Atwater collected her first CoSIDA Academic All-District award thanks to her winning efforts as a Human Health Science major, IIAC Champion, and NCAA All-American.

Official CoSIDA Academic All-District list
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Shot put All-American and University of Dubuque women’s track and field thrower, Tanasha Atwater, claimed her first career College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District award.

Atwater earned the award for her efforts in the classroom and in the thrower’s circle. To qualify, student-athletes must have a 3.30+ cumulative GPA in addition to their accomplishments in their respective events.

The Human Health Sciences major carries a 3.60 GPA and has had no shortage of accolades in her brief throwing career. Atwater, who led the nation in shot put for most of the season, became UD’s first-ever Iowa Conference Field MVP after winning the shot put and placing third in the hammer throw at the IIAC Championships.

The Davenport, Iowa native later qualified for the Division III National Outdoor Championships where she tied the highest finish in UD women’s history with a third-place, All-American showing in the shot put. Atwater also placed 18th in the hammer throw.

Including indoor track, Atwater is now a two-time IIAC Champion and three-time All-IIAC performer.

The District 8 selection was one of three Iowa Conference track student-athletes named to the All-District team.