DePompeo, Gorinski & Young Tabbed as Academic All-Americans
June 6, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Recent Naval Academy graduates Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.), Laura Gorinski (Greensburg, Pa.) and Kathy Young (Berwyn, Pa.) were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I women's at-large team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today.
The at-large team of the Capital One Academic All-America program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women, bowling, crew, field hockey for women and volleyball and wrestling for men.
First-team selection DePompeo (lacrosse) earns her second career Academic All-America certificate, as she was named to the third team in 2012, while Gorinski (swimming), who was named to the second team, and Young (lacrosse), who received placement onto the third team, garnered the accolade for the first time in their respective careers. Combined with the men's at-large teams, the Naval Academy had five student-athletes (two men, three women) earn Academic All-America status, the most in the country and one ahead of the University of Alabama's four selections. Patriot League member institutions received a combined eight citations, five of which were by the Naval Academy.
DePompeo received IWLCA All-America Third-Team honors in 2013 after leading the NCAA in scoring with 127 points. She tallied 56 goals and 71 assists and helped Navy advance to the NCAA Second Round. DePompeo established Navy and Patriot League records for most points and most assists in a season and is also the school's and conference's career leader in points (336) and assists (167). She ranks third in NCAA history for single-season assists and career assists. The senior co-captain helped Navy to a 19-2 record and a fourth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance after winning a fourth-straight Patriot League Tournament title.
DePompeo graduated with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.42 and a degree in political science with a concentration in American law and politics. She was named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team twice. The three-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year becomes just the second conference student-athlete (Jill Altshuler - Lehigh) to earn IWLCA All-America and CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in the same season.
Gorinski, who received the Vice Adm. Lawrence Sword for Women, which is presented to that woman of the graduating class who is considered by the Association's Athletic Council to have personally excelled in women's athletics during her years of varsity competition, totaled 11 individual titles and one second-place finish in 12 events at the Patriot League Championship in her career. That tally is the most won by any swimmer -- male or female -- in league history, as is her 20 combined individual event and relay titles. A four-time First-Team All-Patriot League selection, she was tabbed as the 2010 Patriot League Rookie of the Year and as the 2012 and `13 Patriot League Swimmer of the Year. On a national stage, Gorinski competed at both the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials and at the 2012 NCAA Championship, while attaining NCAA B cut times in multiple events in each of her four seasons.
Gorinski was equally successful in the classroom. The astrophysics major posted a 3.71 GPA over the course of her career. Gorinski joins fellow swimmer Kelly Zahalka as the lone Navy student-athletes to have been selected as the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for a single sport three times in a career. She previously was awarded an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship and received early acceptance into the Navy submarine community after having been tabbed as a Bowman Scholar prior to the start of the 2012-13 academic year. Gorinski, Zahalka (2007, `08, `09), Leanne Fielding (1988) and Cheryl Dolyniuk (1983) are the lone members of the Navy women's swimming and diving program to have been named as Academic All-Americans.
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 and was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team in 2013, one of her three all-league accolades. She started all 84 games during her four-year career and helped Navy win four Patriot League Championships while advancing to four NCAA Tournaments.
A three-time academic all-league selection, Young has also been named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll. She graduated with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.56 and a degree in ocean engineering. Young received academic honors from the USNA in each of her eight semesters, including her being named to the Superintendent's List four times.
Navy's seven Capital One Academic All-America honors this year gives the Naval Academy 93 selections all-time, with 60 of them coming since the 1999-00 academic year. The seven Academic All-America awards this year are the most won by the Naval Academy in school history, surpassing the record of six set four times in the last six years.