Mackenzie Koeller named an Academic All-District selection

Mackenzie Koeller (Will Bratton photo)
Mackenzie Koeller (Will Bratton photo)

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. --- Campbell's Mackenzie Koeller has been named a 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® women's at-large selection.

Koeller is the first women's lacrosse student-athlete at Campbell to be an academic all-district selection. She landed on the District 3 team which includes all NCAA Division I institutions from North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The at-large teams are made up of selections from 14 different varsity sports including women's lacrosse, women's tennis, women's golf and more. As an all-district selection, Koeller is now eligible to become an Academic All-American®.

Koeller is the reigning the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as she became the second Camel in program history to earn award. In the classroom, the junior business administration major owns a 3.96 GPA, the highest in the conference. She's also a member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

On the field, the Cary, North Carolina native was named an All-Big South honorable mention selection. She ranked second on the team in scoring with 36 goals, despite missing two games, and she stood third on the team in points with 47 on the addition of 11 assists.

Koeller, a junior attacker, averaged 3.57 goals per game in conference play, which ranked third in the league. She tallied at least a point in 13 of 16 games she appeared and had 11 multi-goal games. Koeller scored a career-high seven goals versus Gardner-Webb to match the highest single-game tally in the league this season. That performance led to a Big South Offensive Player of the Week selection.

As a team, the Camels finished with their best record in program history with a 10-8 overall mark (.556) and advanced to the program's first Big South Championship game. Campbell finished second in the league (6-1), its best finish in program history, and CU had a program-record six All-Big South selections.