May 11, 2017
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State swimmer Brittany Aoyama was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 Women's At-Large Team for the second-straight year, CoSIDA announced Thursday.
The women's "At-Large" category encompasses the sports of beach volleyball, bowling, rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.
Thursday's announcement marks Aoyama's second appearance on the all-district team, joining Sam Wicks (2015-16) as the only Bronco swimmers to twice earn the honor. Boise State swimming and diving has now had three swimmers earn a total of five all-district honors all-time (Amanda Burnett was the first, in 2012). In 2016-17 Aoyama earned All-America honorable mention with the Bronco 200 free relay's 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, helping Boise State finished tied for 36th at the event with 10 points. She captured six Mountain West event titles (100 fly, 100 free, 200 FR, 400 FR, 800 FR, 400 MR), finished second in the 50 free and earned seven All-Mountain West honors.
Her performance at the conference meet helped Boise State score 1,390 points and win its third Mountain West team title and fifth conference title overall.
Aoyama set Boise State's single-season record for individual victories in 2016-17 with 21, and finished her Bronco career as the all-time leader with 64. She was named Mountain West Swimmer of the Week four times and was named College Swimming News National Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 24, the second time she has earned that honor.
Aoyama, a Stockton, Calif., native, received her degree in health science May 6 and finished her undergraduate studies with a 3.96 GPA. She has thrice earned Academic All-Mountain West honors as well as being a three-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.
To be eligible for selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, nominees must own a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.30, have completed at least one year at their current institution, and be a starter or significant contributor who has competed in at least half of their team's competitions.
Aoyama will now advance to the national ballot for the Academic Women's At-Large All-America Team, which is scheduled to be announced June 8.