Nebraska Wesleyan University senior women’s tennis player Chelsea Henslee was named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District women’s at-large team that was announced on Thursday (May 19). Henslee was voted to the District VII First-Team in the college division.
She is now eligible for Capital One Academic All-America® honors. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team for women’s at-large will be announced on June 9.
Henslee (Lincoln, Neb.) has a 3.93 GPA in Spanish. This is the second straight season that she has been named a First-Team Academic All-District VII selection.
The Lincoln Christian H.S., graduate finished her standout four-year career as the NWU all-time leader in victories in both singles (61) and doubles (62). She was the 2011 GPAC Women’s Tennis Player-of-the Year after going undefeated in conference singles and doubles play. She helped the Prairie Wolves win both the GPAC regular season and postseason tournament championships and earn a trip to the NAIA National Tournament.
Henslee was the No. 1 player for the Prairie Wolves the past two seasons. She was a four-time All-GPAC selection and lost only three conference matches during her career. She played in three different NAIA National Tournaments during her career and won a doubles match at the 2008 NAIA National Championships.
The At-large section represents athletes from the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.
Student-athletes must meet four criteria to earn Capital One Academic All-District honors: 1) must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better, 2) must have at least two terms of attendance at the institution, 3) must be at least a sophomore in athletic eligibility, 4) must be a starter or key reserve in their respective sport.
The All-District selection is determined by voting of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). District VII is comprised of NCAA Division II and Division III and NAIA institutions from the states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.