McNamara Garners Google Cloud Academic All-District® Honors

McNamara Garners Google Cloud Academic All-District® Honors

STANDISH, Maine - Saint Joseph's College senior guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) has earned Google Cloud Academic All-District® honors, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), for the second-consecutive year.

The Google Cloud Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their excellence both on the court and in the classroom. The District Team selections are divided into eight geographic districts and further delineated by NCAA Divisions I, II and III.

A four-year starter for Saint Joseph's, McNamara is averaging 21.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 44.2% (192-434) from the floor, 37.6% (85-226) from beyond the arc, and 88.1% (118-134) from the free-throw line this season. She is the Monks' career leader in points (2,018) and three-pointers made (319).

An Elementary Education major with a concentration in Special Education, McNamara collected Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Academic accolades following her sophomore and junior years and was also listed on the Dean's List in 2017 and 2018. She has completed several internships at local elementary schools.

She is the one of two GNAC players – Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda (Emmanuel) is the other – and the only player from a Maine college or university to earn the academic accolade.

First team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.


Google Cloud Academic All-District® Teams




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at