CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Chattanooga Mocs senior Maria Juliana Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) was named to the Capital One Academic Division I All-District team for District Three the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Friday. She is the first UTC women's golfer to be so honored.
Loza is a two-time NGCA Scholar All-American and the Mocs' female Dayle May Award winner for top academic senior. She is also a two-time All-Southern Conference selection and has landed on the Dean's List every semester at UTC.
She has a 3.97 grade point average in one of the toughest collegiate disciplines, Mechanical Engineering. Loza has scored all A's with just a solitary B on her academic ledger. That grade came in an English class, her second language.
Loza completed her playing career with a tie for 19th last week at the NCAA East Regional. She is just one of five Chattanooga student-athletes (Emma de Groot, Stephan Jaeger, Fredrik Qvicker and Derek Rende) in the golf programs to play in NCAA postseason play all four seasons.
District Three includes schools in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. The Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.GoMocs.com is the official website of the Chattanooga Mocs. The Mocs can also be followed on their official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs, or on Twitter, www.twitter.com/GoMocs. Find out how to join the UTC Mocs Club and support more than 300 student-athletes by clicking here.