Six Mids Receive Academic All-District Honors
May 16, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Six Midshipmen were recognized for their academic and athletic achievements by receiving Capital One Academic All-District II First-Team honors for at-large sports from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Garnering the all-district laurel on Thursday were Ben Bondurant (Sr., Atlanta, Ga.), swimming; Hugh Davison (Jr., Towson, Md.), swimming; Jasmine DePompeo (Sr., Sayville, N.Y.), lacrosse; Laura Gorinski (Sr., Greensburg, Pa.), swimming; Jackson Hummeldorf (Sr., Coronado, Calif.), water polo; and Kathy Young (Sr., Berwyn, Pa.), lacrosse.
To be eligible for the initial district ballot, student-athletes must have attained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.30, be at a minimum a sophomore academically, as well as a starter or key reserve on their respective team. The at-large sports program consists of women's bowling, women's crew, fencing, women's field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, men's volleyball, water polo and men's wrestling. CoSIDA's District II consists of Division I schools located in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Each school is allowed to nominate up to six student-athletes (three men, three women) for their respective district ballot. Navy is the lone school in the country to have all six of its nominees receive first-team nods and joins Alabama (three women, two men) as the only schools to place multiple student-athletes on both the men's and women's first teams. Additionally, Navy was the lone school to see all three of its men's nominees garner first-team awards, while Navy, Alabama, North Dakota, Penn State and Southern California were the only schools to have all three of its women's nominees earn first-team honors.
All first-team recipients from each of CoSIDA's eight districts are now placed onto a national ballot to determine the Academic All-America team for at-large sports.
A first-team all-district selection by CoSIDA in 2012, Bondurant was named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team in each of the past three seasons. Bondurant also earned First-Team All-Patriot League honors in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for his performance in the pool. He won three individual and three relay events at the 2013 league championship, while totaling five wins and three second-place finishes in the eight individual events he competed in at the meet over the last three years. Bondurant also competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The ocean engineering major will graduate with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.45 and will become a submarine office when he graduates from Navy next week.
Davison individually won the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events at the 2013 Patriot League Championship, while also swimming legs on Navy's victorious 400 medley relay and 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams at the meet. Those efforts earned him First-Team All-Patriot League honors for a second-straight season. A competitor at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Davison posted NCAA B cut times in the 100 and 200 freestyle events this season. A systems engineering major with a 3.46 cumulative GPA, he has been named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team in both 2012 and 2013.
DePompeo is the NCAA's leading scorer this year with 127 points on 56 goals and 71 assists and was selected to the IWLCA All-America Third Team. DePompeo was the Patriot League's Offensive Player of the Year for the third-straight year and was the Patriot League Tournament MVP. The co-captain established Navy and Patriot League records for most points and assists in a season and most points (336) and assists (167) in a career. DePompeo graduates with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.42 and a degree in political science with a concentration in American law and politics. This is DePompeo's third Academic All-District II accolade and she earned CoSIDA Academic All-America Third-Team honors in 2012.
After earning second-team all-district honors from CoSIDA in 2011, Gorinski received first-team accolades for the second year in a row. The 2012 and 2013 Patriot League Swimmer of the Year, Gorinski won a record 11 (out of a possible 12) individual event titles at the Patriot League Championship and a league-best 20 combined titles at the meet. She earned First-Team All-Patriot League honors in each of her four years, competed in three events at the 2012 NCAA Championship and in two events at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Gorinski joins fellow swimmer Kelly Zahalka as the lone Mids to be named as the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for a single sport three times in a career. She has posted a 3.71 GPA as an astrophysics major, earned an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship and received early acceptance into the submarine community due to her being selected as a Bowman Scholar prior to the start of the current academic year.
An integral part of the Navy water polo team's defensive effort, Hummeldorf helped the Mids to a 23-6 overall record and a CWPA Southern Division regular-season championship. He scored 12 points (7 g, 5 a) and grabbed nine steals as a center back for a defense that held opponents to just 9.3 goals per game. In the classroom, Hummeldorf boats a 4.00 cumulative GPA, earning an A in every class he took all four years at the Naval Academy. The ocean engineering major ranks first out of 1,069 seniors on the Academic Order of Merit, first on the Military Order of Merit and seventh on the Overall Order of Merit and has been a member of the Superintendent's and Commandant's List all eight semesters. Hummeldorf has received the Special Warfare (SEALs) service assignment.
Young scored 52 points on 45 goals and seven assists during the 2013 season. She had a team-high 13 free-position goals and 41 draw controls. Young was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team in 2013 and is a three-time all-league honoree. She started all 84 games during her four-year career and helped Navy win four Patriot League Championships and advance to four NCAA Tournaments. Young is a three-time academic all-league selection and has also been named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll. She graduates with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.56 and a degree in ocean engineering.