Don Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

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Follow UGA Golf on Twitter l Instagram l Facebook ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia’s Caterina Don has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District At-Large Team, the organization announced on Thursday.Don was one of 13 honorees from District 4, which encompasses schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and South Carolina. She is now a candidate for the national Academic All-America At-Large Team.Don was named second-team All-SEC this season after recording a 73.70 stroke average over 27 rounds, with nine par-or-better efforts. Don broke the Bulldogs’ 18-hole scoring record with an 8-under 64 in the second round of the LTWF Heroes Intercollegiate in February. She finished third at that tournament, one of four top-20 individual finishes in nine tournaments.Don helped Georgia six top-5 team finishes during the 2020-21 campaign, including a 15-stroke victory at the NCAA Columbus Regional. The Bulldogs then finished 18th at the NCAA Championships, Georgia’s 17th top-20 effort all-time at the national championships.Don, who is from Pinerolo, Italy, also competed in the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur. She is one of only nine golfers to make the 30-player cut for the final round of the ANWA in both 2019 and 2021.Academically, Don sports a 4.0 cumulative grade point average and is majoring in Mathematics. She has been named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team and the SEC Academic Honor Roll during each of her first two years in Athens.The At-Large Team covers multiple sports, with student-athletes competing in beach volleyball, bowling, crew/rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo eligble for nomination. Georgia swimmer Courtney Harmish also was named to the All-District Team.Two Georgia golfers have earned national CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition previously. Julia Boros secured first- and second-team honors in 1998 and 1997, respectively, and Shannon Ogg was a second-team selection in 2000.

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