DePompeo Earns Academic All-America Honors
Jasmine DePompeo earns Academic All-America honors
June 7, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy women's lacrosse standout Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team for at-large sports, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday. DePompeo is the first Navy women's lacrosse player to earn Academic All-America honors.
To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must have appeared on one of the CoSIDA Academic All-District teams, have at least a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30, be at minimum a sophomore academically and 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. DePompeo is one of just two women's lacrosse players on the three All-America teams.
DePompeo was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team for the second straight year this spring and also earned a spot on the Patriot League All-Academic Team. DePompeo is a political science major with a 3.31 cumulative GPA.
DePompeo recently capped off her junior season by earning IWLCA All-South Region Second Team honors for the second straight year. DePompeo was also a repeat selection as the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and an all-league first teamer.
DePompeo led Navy and the Patriot League with 92 points and a school-record 47 assists, ranking in the nation's top 10 in both categories. She also had 45 goals and 18 ground balls.
After three years of varsity play, DePompeo ranks second in program history with 209 points (113 goals, 96 assists).
The attacker helped Navy advance to a third straight NCAA Tournament in 2012 and the team won the Patriot League Championship for the third time in five years of varsity play.
Navy posted an 18-3 record, finishing the season ranked No. 19 in the deBeer Media Poll and No. 14 in the RPI. Navy was also a perfect 6-0 in conference play to capture its first outright regular season title.
DePompeo will be one of 10 returning starters for the Navy women's lacrosse team next season.