Purdue University Calumet junior Lori Haas becomes just the second Capital One Academic All-American in school history – and the second this academic year – as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Haas (Bismarck, Ill./Bismarck-Henning) joined eight other selections from around the nation on the College Division Women’s At-Large First Team, which boasted a combined grade point average of 3.92.
Haas, a history major and No. 1 singles and doubles player on the Peregrines’ women’s tennis team, was one of three first-team members who boasted a perfect 4.0 G.P.A.
Haas finished the 2014-15 season with a school-record 11 wins, compiling an 11-3 overall mark at No. 1 singles, including a 6-2 mark in conference matches. Her other loss was to Division I Wayne State’s Yasha Moore. Her play also earned her another honor – the first all-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference honor in program history.
The Peregrines completed their best-ever mark in the program’s fifth season of competition, finishing 9-6 overall. That mark included Purdue Calumet’s first-ever postseason victory, an 8-1 win over Calumet College of St. Joseph in the CCAC Quarterfinals.
Haas marks the second CoSIDA Capital One All-American in school history and this season for Purdue Calumet, joining women’s soccer member Rachel Shmagranoff (Munster, Ind./Munster), who went on to become the first CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American in school history.
The 2015 Capital One Academic All-American Men’s and Women’s At-Large Teams – which include the sports of women's bowling, women's crew, men's and women's fencing, women's field hockey, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's rifle, men's and women's skiing, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's volleyball, men's and women's water polo and men's wrestling – are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America and recognize the nation’s top student athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.