Tech’s Anderson on track & field Academic All-America ballot; soccer’s Posthauer honored

Louisiana Tech’s Sydney Anderson was named a 2020-21 Division I Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country First Team Academic All-District 6 honoree on Thursday, making her a finalist for Academic All-America honors.

Her selection was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America, which administers the Academic All-America program. First-team all-district winners from around the country go on the ballot. District 6 stretches from Minnesota down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.

Anderson, who graduated from Louisiana Tech in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll four times across her LA Tech career.

Anderson posted a 3.51 cumulative GPA as a LA Tech student-athlete. The Yorkville, Illinois native was also named to the dean’s list nine times and president’s list three times at Louisiana Tech.

In the field, Anderson competed eight times in the high jump between the 2021 indoor and outdoor seasons. Her third-place mark of 5-6 1/2 at the Conference USA Indoor Track & Field Championships earned her Third Team All-Conference USA honors for the indoor season. She finished the season with four top-five finish and a season-best jump of 5-7.

SOCCER: Former Louisiana Tech midfielder Amber Posthauer is one of 535 female college athletes nominated by NCAA member schools for the 2021 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Posthauer finished her four-year career as a Lady Techster this past spring, amassing 33 points on 14 goals and five assists while famously breaking the single-game program and Conference USA record for most points and goals during her junior year.

In the classroom, the Pflugerville, Texas native was both a C-USA All-Academic First Team selection and a First Team CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 honoree this past season.

The four-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll recipient and three-time C-USA Academic Medalist recently graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 3.98 while majoring in Exercise and Health Promotion with a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award is rooted in Title IX and recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their NCAA eligibility while they distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

The nominees competed in 24 sports across all three NCAA divisions, including 251 nominees from Division I, 107 from Division II and 177 from Division III. Multisport student-athletes account for 141 of the nominees.

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