COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the first time in her career, Capital University junior Kara Hines was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District VII At-Large Team for her success both on and off of the field.
In addition to lacrosse, the At-Large Team included nominees from the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, swimming, rifle, skiing, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. To meet the eligibility requirements, a nominee had to be at least of sophomore standing and possess at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average. District VII encompasses schools in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois from NCAA Division III.
Hines, a Columbus native and product of Worthington Kilbourne High School, is a business management major and minors in mathematics. She has now become eligible for next week's voting on Academic All-America consideration.
In addition to her success in the classroom, Hines scored 50 goals and added three assists for a total of 53 points. She averaged 3.57 goals per game after missing one contest and leaving one contest early due to injury. Hines also ranks nationally in draw controls per game won. As of the most recent NCAA statistics rankings released on May 10, Hines is No. 35 in Division III with 5.29 draw controls per match. She totaled 74 DCs. She is also just outside of the top 50 in goals per game.
This season, Hines recorded nine hat tricks, had three games with five or more goals and tied her career high – which is also a program record – by scoring eight goals in the team's 21-2 win over Heidelberg University.
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