Three Named First Team Academic All-District II

  • By Shannon McNamara
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  • May 19, 2011 03:51 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University shooters Nicco Campriani and Andy Lamson and rower Rachel Viglianco, all seniors, were named to the Capital One Academic All-District II at large men’s and women’s first teams today, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

All three student-athletes will now advance to the national academic All-America team ballot.

Campriani, a native of Florence, Italy, earns his first career first-team honor on the heels of receiving the 2011 WVU Red Brown Cup and was on the 2010 all-District II second team. The 2011 NCAA air rifle champion helped guide the Mountaineers toward the discipline’s national title. Campriani also finished second in smallbore en route to WVU’s second place discipline title and overall finish at the national championships. The Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) Senior, Shooter and Scholar-Athlete of the Year repeated as the conference’s air rifle, smallbore and combined score individual champion and counted toward the squad’s second straight conference championship. Campriani, a four-time National Rifle Association (NRA) first team All-American, shot a nation-best 600 air rifle twice this past season and paced the Mountaineers in both guns. He owns the WVU air rifle (600), smallbore (593) and combined score (1192) school records. A two-time College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Academic Team member, Campriani also is the reigning ISSF air rifle world champion. He boasts a 3.87 GPA in industrial engineering.

Lamson, a Colchester, Vt., native, earns his third straight all-District II first team honor. The six-time NRA All-American counted toward the Mountaineers’ air rifle national title and second-place overall showing at the 2011 NCAA Championships. A six time all-GARC honoree, he finished second in smallbore and third in combined score at this year’s conference championships. Lamson, a two-time Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American (2010 second team, 2009 third team), also is a four-time CRCA All-Academic team member and a three-time GARC Scholar-Athlete. He boasted a 3.91 GPA in accounting and will start the Professional Accountancy program in the fall.

Viglianco, a native of St. Albans, W.Va., earns her first career honor and boasts a 4.0 GPA in secondary English education throughout her undergraduate career. A member of the Varsity 8+ boat, she won a Gold medal at the Head of the Ohio and a Bronze medal at the Occoquan Sprints. Viglianco also finished fifth in the Grand Finals at the Knecht Cup Regatta and snagged two Top 10 finishes at the Head of the Schuykill and Head of the Occoquan. A member of the WVU Honors College, she has made the President’s and Dean’s Lists and was a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete and a BIG EAST Academic All-Star. The recipient of the 2010-11 National Strength and Conditioning Association All-America honors, Viglianco also was a member of the 2010 WVU Homecoming Court and volunteers with several organizations. She will begin the master’s program in education as part of the five-year Benedum Collaborative in the fall.