From Brandeis University Athletics
Brandeis University senior fencer Chris Armstrong of Highland Park, Illinois, has been selected as a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District® I selection as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. For achieving this honor, Armstrong will be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors.
Armstrong, who was recently named Brandeis's Charlie A. Napoli Scholar-Athlete Award winner as the department of athletics' top performer in the classroom and in competition, graduates with a 3.98 grade-point average as a chemistry and physics double major. He served as a physics teaching assistant and went on an archaeological dig to Greece during his career. Armstrong was named Phi Beta Kappa as a junior.
As part of the fencing team, he was a four-year letter-winner and two-year starter in epee. He had 107 career victories and was the runner-up at the 2019 New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference championships. Armstrong was one of five fencers to represent the Judges on their annual trip to Asia last summer.
The 2020 Academic All-District® Men's At-Large Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
Honorees selected first-team Academic All-District® will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. Academic AllAmerica® honorees will be announced from June 16-19.
The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.