CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Washington College junior swimmer Julia Portmann (Palatine, Ill./William Fremd) has been named to the Google Cloud Division III Academic All-District II Women's At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The team, voted on by CoSIDA District II members, is comprised of 10 Division III student-athletes with outstanding academic and athletic credentials chosen from 14 eligible "at-large" sports from institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Portmann, who has a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average, was named the Centennial Conference's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Women's Swimming. That award recognizes the junior or senior All-Centennial Conference selection with the highest grade-point average. She was an All-Centennial honorable mention qualifier in the 400 freestyle relay this year. For her career, Portmann is a two-time Academic All-Centennial and two-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll qualifier, a five-time All-Centennial Conference honorable mention qualifier, a two-time Centennial Conference Swimmer of the Week, and an eight-time Shorewoman of the Week. She was also named her team's MVP as a freshman in 2016. She is the Shorewomen's third-fastest swimmer all-time in the 500, 1000, and 1650 freestyles and is a part of the school-record 400 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay teams. In three Centennial Conference Championship meets, she has won a total of 11 medals (four individual, seven relay).
Portmann is a double major in Biology and Environmental Science.
The CoSIDA Women's At-Large Academic All-America/All-District program recognizes female student-athletes from the 14 women's NCAA-sponsored sports who do not have their own CoSIDA Academic All-America programs - beach volleyball, bowling, rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, and water polo.
Portmann advances to the ballot for the Google Cloud Women's At-Large Academic All-America team, which will be voted on by the CoSIDA members nationwide.