Johns Hopkins midfielder Taylor D'Amore is one of 15 women named to the Capital One Academic All-America Women's Division I at-large team.
D'Amore, the American Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Year and a two-time first-team All-American, is the only lacrosse player -- male or female -- to receive academic All-America honors this spring. She is just the second Blue Jays women's lacrosse player ever to receive the honor.
A native of Canandaigua, N.Y., D'Amore graduated with a 3.89 GPA as a biology major. She plans to go to medical school.
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On the field, she finished her career as one of the top Blue Jays women's lacrosse players of all time. This spring, the Blue Jays were 15-5 with the No. 10 ranking. They had been ranked as high as No. 5 as they opened the season 10-0.
D'Amore set school career records with 161 assists, 240 draw controls and 72 games started and was second with 303 points. As a senior, she led the Blue Jays with 52 goals, 53 assists, 63 draw controls and 20 caused turnovers. She led Division I in assists, assists per game and points per game.
The Academic All-America team is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America and includes student-athletes from bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo. To be considered, an athlete must be at least sophomore who is a starter or significant contributor to the team and must have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
To read The Baltimore Sun's feature story from last month about D'Amore's stellar senior year, click here.