For the second consecutive year, Northwestern State midfielder Jayden Wheeler was chosen to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District, announced Thursday.
Wheeler, a senior from Rockwall, Texas, posted a 4.0 GPA in elementary education.
She has played in all 20 games for NSU, starting 18. The senior has been an offensive weapon down the stretch, scoring all three of her goals this season in the last four contests, helping the Lady Demons advance to the semifinals of the conference tournament.
Wheeler led NSU to its third trip to the conference tournament in her four years after the program had not made it since 2008. The 12 victories for the team are the most since 2005.
The senior is the first two-time CoSIDA Academic-All District member in school history, having been honored in 2018.
The team was selected by CoSIDA, which is made up of sports information directors from throughout the nation.
She was one of four midfielders selected to the District 6 First Team, which covers an 11-state region, spanning from Minnesota and Wisconsin down to Louisiana, as well as North and South Dakota and Wyoming.
Wheeler was one of three Southland Conference members honored, joining Stephen F. Austin goalkeeper Allyson Halliday, Houston Baptist defender Megan Rickert and Sam Houston State midfielder Courtney Pawlik.
She will be eligible for Academic All-America status as voters will pick from among the eight districts nationally.
Photo Credit: Chris Reich, NSU Photographic Services