Hirsch named to CoSIDA team


Fort Hays State Women’s Soccer senior Darby Hirsch was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team on Thursday (Nov. 7). Hirsch is one of 11 selections in District 7, which reflects teams from conferences in the NCAA Central Region (MIAA, Northern Sun, and GAC). The honor is voted on by Sports Information and Athletic Communications professionals within District 7, which reflects both academic and athletic accomplishments of the individuals selected.

Hirsch owns a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average as a Nursing major at FHSU. She is a three-time recipient of the MIAA Academic Excellence Award for maintaining the perfect 4.0 GPA.

On the field, Hirsch is a two-time All-MIAA selection, receiving an honorable mention selection as a junior and second-team honors this year as a senior. Hirsch is the team leader in points this season, entering the MIAA Tournament with 15 by producing six goals and three assists. She is tied for the team lead in goals and assists. Hirsch has 48 points throughout her career at FHSU with 15 goals and 18 assists, including eight game-winning goals, while logging over 4,000 minutes on the pitch.

By earning All-MIAA honors on the field once again this year, Hirsch will also earn the MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award for a second straight year. That honor goes to individuals that have at least a 3.5 GPA and earn all-conference status.

Below is the Academic All-District Team in NCAA Division II for District 7.

Pos. Name School GPA Yr. Major
GK Rachel Grisham Wayne State College 4.00 Sr. Criminal Justice
D Madison Burgard Wayne State College 4.00 Sr. Chemistry & Health Sciences
D Bri Ciaccio Minnesota State University Mankato 3.86 Sr. Communication Disorders
D Emily Kos Bemidji State University 3.94 Sr. Psychology / Spanish
D Hannah Pavek Concordia-St. Paul 3.98 Sr. Biology
M Haleigh Bares Concordia-St. Paul 3.97 Jr. Biology
M Sophia Ketchmark Wayne State College 4.00 Sr. Life Sciences / Biology
M Mackenzie O’Neill Missouri Western State University 4.00 Jr. Nursing
F Claire Dahm Augustana University 3.73 Sr. Biology
F Darby Hirsch Fort Hays State University 4.00 Sr. Nursing
F Jenny Vetter Minnesota State University Mankato 4.00 So. Biology

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