MEDFORD - Colleen Doolan, who graduated from Tufts in February and was a four-year member of the women's swimming & diving team, was announced as a member of the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women's At-Large team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve on his team with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at their current institution. Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.
The At-Large teams include athletes from the women's sports of beach volleyball, bowling, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, rowing, skiing, swimming , tennis and water polo. Doolan is one of 13 named to the team for Division III District 1, which includes Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. She is one of three NESCAC student-athletes on the District 1 Women's At-Large team.
From Northbrook, Illinois, Doolan was part of Tufts' 800 freestyle relay whose ninth-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championships with a 7:31.14 time was the best relay finish in the Tufts program's recent history. She also swam with the 400 freestyle relay which had a school-record time of 3:28.22 at NCAA's. Doolan was 21st individually in the 200 butterfly (2:05.24) at the national championships. She helped head coach Adam Hoyt's Jumbos finish 16th at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships, the highest place for the program since the team was also 16th in 1990.
Doolan was recently selected to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically. A biology and community health major, Doolan graduated early with summa cum laude honors. She is currently working in clinical research at Boston Children's Hospital and will enter the Tufts University School of Medicine in the fall.
Twice during her years at Tufts Doolan took trips to developing nations to help provide medical services - last August to Gramothe, Haiti and during the summer 2016 to Cape Coast, Ghana. She was also a member of Tufts' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), participating on SAAC's Jumbo Experience committee.