Storz Named Third Team Academic All-American
Recent Agnes Scott graduate Rachel Storz was was one of 46 student-athletes elected to the NCAA Division III Capital One Academic All-America® Women's At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Capital One Academic All-America Team is one of the highest academic honors a student-athlete can receive.
Storz finished the 2013 season with a record of 14-2 overall and 9-1 in the conference at #1 singles and 13-5 overall and 9-1 in the conference at #1 Doubles. She was ranked 19th in the region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Assocation (ITA). She helped lead the team to a 12-6 record, their fifth consecutive GSAC Championship and their fifth consecutive NCAA appearance.
Storz closed out her collegiate career with an impressive athletic and academic resume. Her athletic accomplishments include being a four-time GSAC All-Conference team honoree, a four-time GSAC Player of the Year and a four-time Agnes Scott Sportswoman of the year. In conference play, over four years, Storz has only lost two singles matches, and two doubles matches. During her first-year with the Scotties, Storz went undefeated in the conference in both singles and doubles. During her sophomore she once again went undefeated in the conference in singles and her junior year she went undefeated in doubles. Her winning percentage at number one singles in the conference is an impressive 94.1% and her overall winning percentage for singles matches is 80.3%. In 2012-13 she was named a top 25 finalist for the prestigious Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Award.
On the academic side, Storz came in as a Presidential Scholar, the most prestigious scholarship given at Agnes Scott, and graduated in May with a cumulative GPA of 3.922 as a double major in neuroscience and religious studies. As part of her course of study in the biology department, she co-authored a paper that was published in the journal Behavioural Brain Research. She is a member of the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, Mortar Board and she is a founding member and treasurer of the Theta Alpha Kappa Religious Studies Honor Society. Rachel is also an active member Midtown Bridge church.
Sports represented on the 'At-Large' team include 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.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must first be selected to an Academic All-District team which is voted on by sports information directors in the region. The student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings her current institution. The final team is voted upon by Academic All-America® Committee members and current CoSIDA Board of Directors.