Kennedy selected Academic All-America First Team

Monday, June 20, 2022

Emma Kennedy (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard), a May 2022 DePauw graduate and a midfielder on the women’s lacrosse team has been selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Division III Women’s At-Large First Team. A summa cum laude graduate and biochemistry major, Kennedy graduated with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. She is one of 12 repeat selections as she was a third team Academic All-America® selection last year.

Kennedy, an Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) all-Great Lakes Region first team selection in May, led the Tigers this season with school records of 66 goals, 75 points, 79 draw controls and 17 free-position goals. She finished her career as DePauw’s all-time leader in goals (155), points (174), draw controls (203) and free-position goals (43). She was a first team all-North Coast Athletic Conference selection in 2021 and 2022 and honorable mention in 2019.

This season she broke DePauw’s single-game records with 10 goals and six free-position goals in a win at Wittenberg on April 27 and 12 draw controls at Whittier on March 31. DePauw finished the season with a school-record 11 wins against just four losses and made the program’s first appearance in the NCAC Tournament.

Kennedy is among 51 DePauw student-athlete to earn Academic All-America® honors since the program’s inception in 1952 and the only women’s lacrosse player. Including multiple-year winners, DePauw student-athletes have earned the distinction 67 times. She is the fourth DePauw student-athlete this year to earn the distinction as she joins Zac Bowman (football), Elijah Hales (men’s basketball) and Cami Henry (softball).