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Borsotti, DiPaolo Named To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team

Springfield, Mass. - June 5, 2008 - A pair of student athletes from the Springfield College women's track and cross country teams were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA).

Amanda DiPaolo and Jess Borsotti were named to the 2008 Academic All-America District I Second Team in the college division.

Borsotti, who hails from Northampton, Mass. received this same award last season and was a three-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Academic selection. She was given Springfield College's Female Scholar-Athlete Award for having the highest grade point average as a member of the senior class who is a student athlete. Borsotti owns a 3.89 GPA while majoring in Physician's Assistant.

A native of Garrison, N.Y., DiPaolo is a stellar student with a perfect grade point average of 4.0 in history. The sophomore was named All-ECAC Division III and First Team All-NEWMAC in the 10,000 meters. She was a NEWMAC All-Academic selection in both cross country and track and was a member of Springfield's All-New England distance medley relay squad in indoor track.

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