Stedman Named to Academic All-District Team


Contact: Justin Long

AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College women’s basketball standout Caroline Stedman ’12 has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today.

Stedman is one of 42 Division III First Team selections across eight districts. Those All-District honorees are now eligible for the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced later this winter.

This is the second time in as many years Stedman has earned Academic All-District honors, as she landed on the Third Team as a junior. Majoring in Spanish and economics with a 3.50 GPA, the Amherst senior captain is the NESCAC’s lone representative on this year’s Academic All-District Team.

Stedman’s success on the court has been nothing short of remarkable. Her honors include selections to the NESCAC All-Academic and All-Conference teams, as well as the WBCA and All-America squads. In 2010 she was tabbed the NESCAC and Northeast Player of the Year, and this season she was named to the Preseason All-America ranks.

With 1,068 career points, Stedman is one of the most decorated players in program history. She has played in integral role in leading Amherst to three Final Four appearances, two NESCAC championships and the 2011 national title, as the Lord Jeffs have posted a 113-6 record in the past four years.

Stedman has been playing some of her best basketball as of late. She was recently named to the Team of the Week for averaging 20.7 points per game during a pivotal 3-0 stretch, notably scoring a career-high 31 points against Kean before knocking down the winning shot in a 51-50 victory at Colby. Stedman has led Amherst in scoring on 10 occasions this year, including four times in the past six games.

Outside of basketball, Stedman volunteered in Costa Rica during the summer of 2010, helping run a literacy camp, open a library and a teach English classes in severely under-resourced areas. Among her duties that summer, she organized approximately 800 donated books and trained community volunteers to use a computer system so that the library could remain sustainable.

The complete Academic All-District teams can be found on the CoSIDA website.